Price History


R

Ron

My price history greater than 5 years has been deleted by Quicken
2008. I use these prices to determine growth. Is there any way to keep
more than 5 years of stock prices?


Thanks
Ron
 
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J

John Pollard

Ron said:
My price history greater than 5 years has been deleted by Quicken
2008. I use these prices to determine growth. Is there any way to keep
more than 5 years of stock prices?
I know of no limit on the number of years of price history you can have in
Quicken ... I have some prices older than 30 years. Five years is the
limit of the age of prices that Quicken's historical price downloads will
retrieve ... but I don't recall that ever having any effect on older
prices already in the Quicken's price history.

Price history files can become corrupted, and corruption can cause strange
behavior.

Your Quicken data is stored in multiple Windows files and the price
history is in a file all its own. The nice thing about that is that if
somehow your current price history file got trashed, you could replace it
(and only it) with any backup of that specific Windows file ... losing
only the prices since the backup was made, which are usually easy to
recover.

If you don't make regular backups yourself, don't forget that Quicken does
it for you. Look in the BACKUP folder, located in the folder where your
Quicken data resides; you should find several backups with a single digit
suffixed to the name. The ones with the number "1" as the suffix are the
most current, and your price history is in the one with the ".qph"
extension. You can just replace your current .qph file with a copy of the
backup .qph file (you'd have to rename it as well, if you used the Quicken
automatic backup with the numeric suffix) and be good to go ... assuming
your backup was not also corrupted.
 
R

Robert Kurz

I know of no limit on the number of years of price history you can
have in Quicken ... I have some prices older than 30 years. Five
years is the limit of the age of prices that Quicken's historical
price downloads will retrieve ... but I don't recall that ever
having any effect on older prices already in the Quicken's price
history.
Hi,

Quicken has a limit of 64K for each security.
Means, that after 5-6 years the oldest price will be deleted.
Assuming you have per date all columns filled and ~300 prices per
year.....

Regards from Germany
Rob
 
S

Sharx35

Robert Kurz said:
Hi,

Quicken has a limit of 64K for each security.
Means, that after 5-6 years the oldest price will be deleted.
Assuming you have per date all columns filled and ~300 prices per
year.....

Regards from Germany
Rob
Another reason why it is OCD to download prices more than once a week.
 
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TomYoung

Hi,

Quicken has a limit of 64K for each security.
Means, that after 5-6 years the oldest price will be deleted.
Assuming you have per date all columns filled and ~300 prices per
year.....

Regards from Germany
Rob
I have price histories on stocks that stretch back to 1988. Where did
you come up with this information?

Tom Young
 

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