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Investment accounts are Other Asset.

“but whatever class I’ve used”

“Class?” QB Pro doesn’t manage balance sheet by class.

“does not allow for variation in the market ”

Variation in Today’s value = Unrealized Gain or loss. Instead of manual accounting, you really want something like Quicken, which has the “push this button and show Today’s Value of my holdings.”

“so if the account goes down in one month there doesn’t seem to be a way to display that.”

Because you don’t enter unrealized gain and loss as if that is Real Accounting. You are describing a Presentation perspective. QB doesn’t have this function.

Your investment Site should also offer this perspective. QB would be used to track Basis, manual Reinvestment, earnings taken as income or return of investment, and/or lot sales with gain or loss. All this This Paragraph, is why Quicken is a much better tool. It actually includes “Reinvestment” entries, and gets FMV from the Market connectivity.

We use Both, for that reason. Don’t try to use a screwdriver to hammer a nail.

Resolution for Issue 'How do I set up to track an investment account like a brokerage account ?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

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