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I do a combination of old and new, I keep a file of each (25 different) stock with the end of year statement. I also plug the dividends, #shares, purchase price into a spreadsheet quarterly.
Each stock has a spreadsheet page that rolls up into a consolidated statemnt.
When I sell (normally just close the position) a copy of the full spreadsheet (also has split info adjusted basis etc) goes into file that gets incorporated into the tax folder for that year.

I hand folder over to my preparer and all data is there in hard copy.

I keep the electronic file because I can and move it to the end of the active stocks.
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