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Old 10-06-2011, 07:44 AM   #41
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You might try using Quicken for a small subset of your portfolio to see if it will provide for your needs.

While I'm not sure if it will get you all the information you are looking for, it may get you a huge chunk of it and you can link Quicken to your stockbroker accounts and automatically download transactions. The reporting is quite flexible and you can always import the data into Excel if you want a particular format for a report and the raw data is available but Quicken reports won't do the trick.

Also, since you seem to be a sophisticated user, there may well be specific investment tracking and reporting software out there that would work better for you.

But even if you could link your stockbroker accounts to Quicken to use Quicken to handle the drudgery of tracking transaction (including dividend reinvestments) and then import the data to Excel for reporting it sounds like you would be ahead of the game.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Below is a sample of the data for which I am seeking an alternate source (in the event that the Yahoo provided info ceases to be freely available):

Symbol;Close;EPS(ttm); Div/Shr;Ex-Div

-----A;32.12;2.87;N/A;-
-----AA;9.37;0.87;0.12;2011-11-02
-----ABB;17.06;1.33;0.67;2011-05-03
-----ABT;51.11;3.28;1.92;2011-10-12
-----ABX;46.27;3.75;0.49;2011-08-29
-----ACITX;12.9;-;-;-
-----ADM;25.17;3.13;0.64;2011-08-16
-----AHEXY.PK;19.3;1.77;N/A;-
-----AIG;21.36;5.24;N/A;2008-09-03
-----ALU;2.66;0.21;N/A;2006-09-06
-----AOS;32.31;3.35;0.64;2011-07-27
-----APD;79.13;5.37;2.32;2011-09-29
-----ARJ;46.8;2.57;0.8;2011-05-11
-----ASBFY.PK;16.6;1.06;N/A;-
-----ATI;35.4;1.37;0.72;2011-09-16
-----ATK;55.05;9.21;0.8;2011-09-02
-----AU;41.76;1.8;0.24;2011-08-31
-----AXAHY.PK;13.05;-;-;-
-----AZSEY.PK;9.67;1.25;N/A;-
-----BAC;5.77;-1.64;0.04;2011-08-31
-----BASFY.PK;62.85;9.02;N/A;-
-----BAYRY.PK;53.65;2.53;N/A;-
-----BCO;23.95;1.5;0.4;2011-07-15
-----BDX;72.92;5.95;1.64;2011-09-07
-----BEARX;4.89;-;-;-
-----BF-B;69.58;3.95;1.28;2011-09-01
-----BG;57.09;6.83;1;2011-11-16
-----BHP;69.36;8.54;2.2;2011-09-07
-----BK;18.28;2.14;0.52;2011-07-27
-----BMY;32.73;1.93;1.32;2011-10-06
-----BRFS;17.27;0.89;N/A;2011-06-30
-----BRK-B;73.23;7457.95;N/A;-
-----BTU;35.68;3.28;0.34;2011-08-02
-----CAG;24.43;1.76;0.96;2011-10-27
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #42
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Have you looked at Morningstar's Portfolio report? Once you put in all your holdings, it does the tracking. You can add and subtract columns to give you more info. I can't imagine needing more info that that, and we have pretty busy accounts too.
I too get an email from Morningstar that outlines my holdings and their performance.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:49 AM   #43
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So what's likely to be VWENX's December dividend?
That cap gains distribution is variable, as you know. You can get an idea from past years, and I think you might even be able to get an estimate from Vanguard or other sources, prior to the ex-div date (not sure about that). But, what is the consequence of that?

Does the possible tax consequence outweigh the amount you have under-performed VWENX? What exactly is the goal here?


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Old 10-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #44
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Thanks for the suggestion. Below is a sample of the data for which I am seeking an alternate source (in the event that the Yahoo provided info ceases to be freely available):

Symbol;Close;EPS(ttm); Div/Shr;Ex-Div

-----A;32.12;2.87;N/A;-
I don't invest in individual stocks, but I did take a quick look at the fields available to view and it appears to me that the information you need is available.

Any individual stock investors on this board who use Quicken who can confirm?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:11 AM   #45
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I don't invest in individual stocks, but I did take a quick look at the fields available to view and it appears to me that the information you need is available.

Any individual stock investors on this board who use Quicken who can confirm?
Is Quicken free?
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Let me google that for you

Maybe the online version. They must have felt some pressure from the free competitors.
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Is Quicken free?
Not familiar with the free version but I presume it is probably the basic version and does not do investment tracking.

$60 as I recall. If it can automate what you need (particularly transactions, dividends reinvested, etc.) and upload info automatically compared to uploading data to Excel I would think it would be a small price to pay, but your call.
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