How to Update Security Prices

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To get a quick quote for one or more securities

In Quicken Premier and Home & Business only

  1. Choose Investing menu > Go to Investing.
  2. Enter a ticker symbol.
  3. Click Go. (Internet access is required)

The quote you requested appears on's Quotes & Research page.

To download current security prices

  1. Choose Investing menu > Go to Investing.
  2. On the Portfolio tab, click the Download Quotes button (Internet access required). Alternatively, if you use One Step Update, you can download quotes as part of the update process.
  3. To exclude a security from being updated (Optional):
    • On the Quicken toolbar, click the Update button.
    • Click the Select quotes link.
    • On the Quotes tab of the Customize Online Updates dialog, make changes as necessary.


  • Quicken will not download prices for securities that do not have the correct ticker symbols assigned to them.
  • Quicken does not update prices for money market securities (or any security whose ticker symbol ends with XX), so don't select money market securities for updating when setting up your online quotes.
  • Unlike stock prices, mutual fund prices are set once a day and updated each evening after the market closes. Until then, mutual fund prices are quoted at the closing price for the previous day.
  • Quicken will download prices for multiple securities with the same ticker symbol, even if you've selected only one security for update. If you want to update only one security, edit the other securities to remove their ticker symbols.

To download historical security prices

  1. Select Inventing Tools menu > Security Detail View.
  2. On the Security Detail View toolbar, click Update.
  3. Select Download Historical Prices.
  4. Select the securities that you want historical data for.
  5. Select the time string you want data for from the drop-down list. You can download data for the past month, the past year, the past two years, or the past five years.
  6. Click Update Now.


  • Internet access is required; Quicken will not download prices for securities that do not have the correct ticker symbols assigned to them.
  • Quicken downloads daily prices of the selected securities for the most recent month, weekly prices for the 11 months prior to that, and monthly prices thereafter.
  • If you want to download historical data for several securities or for a long period of time, the download might take some time.
  • Selected securities have a green check mark beside them. Click individual securities to select or clear them.

To determine when security prices were last downloaded

  1. Choose Investing menu > Go to Investing.
  2. Click the Today's Data tab. Information about when security prices were last updated is displayed below the tab.

To manually edit a security's price history

  1. Select Inventing Tools menu > Security Detail View.
  2. Select the security you want.
  3. Click Update.
  4. Choose Edit Price History.
  5. You can add, delete, and edit prices from here.
  6. To add a new price, choose New and enter the date and price. The figures for High, Low, and Volume are optional.
  7. To change a price for a specific date, select the price and click Edit. Enter the new price. The figures for High, Low, and Volume are optional.
  8. To delete a price, select it and click Delete.
  9. To print the price history list, click Print.


  • The price history of a security comes from a variety of sources: investment transactions you enter that include a security price, prices you enter in the Portfolio window, prices you enter directly in the Price History window, prices you download from the Internet, and prices you import.
  • The Price History window lists the most recent price of the selected security and all previous prices recorded for it by date. When you add, change, or delete a price, the new information is added to the Portfolio and Security Detail View windows. No changes are made to transactions already entered in the transaction list.
  • To delete several prices at once, hold down the SHIFT or CTRL key while selecting the prices you want to delete, and then click Delete.

To update prices manually in the Portfolio

  1. Choose Investing menu > Portfolio.
  2. To record a price for a date other than today, click the pop-up calendar beside the portfolio As Of field, and select a date.
  3. Select the security whose price you want to update. (If the Price column doesn't appear in the Portfolio, click the Customize button and choose Customize Current View to add it.)
  4. Enter the new price in the Price column.


  • You can also enter high, low, and volume information if you've customized the Portfolio window to show those columns.
  • Quicken records up to a total of 11 digits.
  • Press + or - to increase or decrease the price to the next 1/16 (or 0.0625).

To update prices manually from my account statement

When you reconcile an investment account with your account statement, Quicken gives you the option of updating prices from the statement.

  1. Open the investment account you want to reconcile.
  2. Choose Investing menu > Investing Activities > Reconcile an investment account.
  3. Enter the starting cash balance and ending cash balance from your statement.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click in the Clr column next to each transaction that appears on your statement.
  6. When the difference between your statement ending balance and your cleared balance in Quicken is zero, click Finished.
  7. Click Portfolio.
  8. Change the As of: date in the Portfolio window to the date shown on your statement.
  9. For each security, type the statement price in the Price column.

Hierarchy for prices entered

  1. Manual price entry
  2. Current Price (Quote)
  3. Historical Price (Quote)
  4. Price downloaded with broker data through One Step Update or Update Now
  5. Import Price (CSV)
  6. Transaction Price entered when manually entering a transaction in the brokerage account list. Each entry method overrides the price(s) received by the method just below it. This means that the price displayed after entering a Buy transaction (for example) would be replaced by the price imported from a CSV downloaded from an investing site (such as Yahoo! Finance), which would be replaced by the price transmitted by the broker when performing One Step Update, and so forth.


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