Considering Upgrade, Requesting Advice

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Ticking Timebomb

Currently have Quicken 2004 Premier, for the most part I am satisfied.

However, I find the 'Investing Center', specifically 'Portfolio', to be
flakey.
-No scheduler to update Portfolio
-Delay to real-time is too much of a delay to be reliable
-Oftern times, comparisons (gain/loss and others) appear to be a day behind

I was considering going to 2005, but do not see in the literature that any
of these issues have been resolved. Anyone noticed any improvement in
investing?

Or, can anyone recommend a reliable add-on or something geared towards
trading(for the sake of argument lets say day-trading)

Thanks
 
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Mike B

Ticking Timebomb said:
Currently have Quicken 2004 Premier, for the most part I am satisfied.

However, I find the 'Investing Center', specifically 'Portfolio', to
be flakey.
-No scheduler to update Portfolio
-Delay to real-time is too much of a delay to be reliable
-Oftern times, comparisons (gain/loss and others) appear to be a day
behind
I was considering going to 2005, but do not see in the literature
that any of these issues have been resolved. Anyone noticed any
improvement in investing?

Or, can anyone recommend a reliable add-on or something geared towards
trading(for the sake of argument lets say day-trading)
There is a whole heap of difference between "investing" and "day-trading".
Quicken is geared towards investors, not day traders.
 
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Kromagnon

Ticking said:
Currently have Quicken 2004 Premier, for the most part I am
satisfied.

However, I find the 'Investing Center', specifically 'Portfolio',
to be flakey.
-No scheduler to update Portfolio
Quicken 2005 Premier has a scheduler to update your portfolio
automatically. It's for occasional updates like once/day though,
not one every 15 seconds.

-Delay to real-time is too much of a delay to be reliable
-Oftern times, comparisons (gain/loss and others) appear to be a
day behind
To get decent real-time quotes, you're probably going to have to
use a broker's feed or get a program like Medved QuoteTracker
and pay for a real-time data stream. www.quotetracker.com It's
freeware but with ads.

Here's a list of data sources that work with QuoteTracker:
http://www.quotetracker.com/qsources.shtml

I don't know of a FREE real-time quotes source for U.S. Stocks.

Yahoo Financial works well if you don't have to have an exe
running on your computer: http://finance.yahoo.com/ with
MarketTracker, $9.95/mo.


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Notan

Kromagnon said:
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To get decent real-time quotes, you're probably going to have to
use a broker's feed or get a program like Medved QuoteTracker
and pay for a real-time data stream. www.quotetracker.com It's
freeware but with ads.

Here's a list of data sources that work with QuoteTracker:
http://www.quotetracker.com/qsources.shtml

I don't know of a FREE real-time quotes source for U.S. Stocks.

Yahoo Financial works well if you don't have to have an exe
running on your computer: http://finance.yahoo.com/ with
MarketTracker, $9.95/mo.
While it's not real-time, have a look at NetStock:

http://www.splitcycle.com/Default.aspx?tabid=29

The (small) program puts an icon on your desktop,
allowing you to view current quotes with the mere
click of a mouse!

Notan
 

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