I have some confusion here. Since the software that follows portfolios automatically adjusts for splits, it also changes what was the original cost of the stocks. If I bought 50 shares at $38.75, the cost (sans commission) is $1,278. That's what I paid. Now it split 3 for 2 and and I have 75 shares. When the software shows what the difference is, it takes the split price times 75 to say I paid $1,362 to figure out the loss or gain using the current price. That is totally different from a basic spread sheet. I didn't pay 1,362, I paid 1,278 so my spread sheet is always off on stocks with splits from yahoo finance etc.
Anyone have a comment or solution???? Thanks in advance.