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I am using Quicken 99 Deluxe to track an online investment account. I have just opened this account at Waterhouse and am using their direct download feature to add transactions to my Quicken investment register for this account. This is an IRA account (no checks or debit card used) and I am tracking the associated money market account (WHMFF) as a security that is $1 per share. IOW I am not using a linked checking account. Everything seems to work just fine except…..

I think my problems are with the first entry opening the account. I started with $38,501. This has been recorded as a ShrsIn action, the security is the Money Market Account (WHFF), price $1, shares 38,501, and amount $38,501.

From there I bought 4 stocks on one day, 5 stocks another day, made a deposit, had some interest deposited. All of these direct downloaded from Waterhouse into my Quicken Investment Register. I can see where shares of the Money Market have been sold to cover the cost of the stock buys. Everything makes sense.

What doesn't make sense is when I am looking at my account in Portfolio View. When I view by Holdings things look appropriate. When I view by Performance or Valuation my $ Invested column shows a total of $83,464. This makes no sense to me, I know that my $ Invested = the $38,501 I started with plus a deposit of $3,400 plus some small amount of interest, for a total $ Invested of $41,969. This discrepancy screws up the other numbers and reports. What have I done wrong? Any help or direction to sources for help much appreciated.

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