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If Quicken has it wrong and your broker is correct, other than having a nice agreement on share count, does any of this matter?


True. But the broker for that account changed over a decade ago. The records get a bit confusing. Though, yes, I generally go with what the brokerage says. However, some of these shares are so old that I was specifying lots back then. So basis can get hairy if my records aren't accurate.

I ended up deleting the entries. Shares were most definitely not removed, so the entries seemed inappropriate. I have been getting a screen for a while, whenever there is any activity in that account, that complains "shares reported" and "shares in Quicken" don't match. Still haven't figured that one out. Deleting the entries for the more recent acquisition didn't cause any issues, and I then sold the position which resulted in Quicken accurately reporting I have no shares. The older stock that split is still problematic in Quicken.

Seems like there isn't an easy fix, so I'll probably just have to let it go. Quicken is, at best, a snapshot of my situation. It's most useful for credit cards and bank accounts. Those are spot-on. The brokerages seem to be messy for some reason, and at least one doesn't like to download to Quicken at all. So I have to go in manually for that one (my 401K), which I do every year or two (last time was about 2 years ago).

When I wanted to run my numbers through a retirement simulator/model, I logged into each entity and tallied-up our assets. The Quicken value was reasonably close (and I actually was able to fix a few things during that process), but when it counts I check directly instead of relying on Quicken.

Anyway...no easy fix, so I guess I'll stop worrying about it.
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