Using an Investment Transaaction List

Each Quicken investment account has a transaction list; this is the investment equivalent of a check register. This list shows all the security transactions that you have recorded in your account. In most cases, transactions from your cash management account are included as well.

In the investment transaction list, you can enter new transactions manually or download them directly from your broker or participating financial institution.

Click a link below for an overview of the topics covered in this section.

  • Entering investment transactions

    It's simple to enter an investment transaction manually. You can either work directly in the transaction list, or use forms that walk you through a specific type of transaction. When you use the forms, Quicken automatically assigns any necessary investment category and tax line item for you.

  • Editing investment transactions

    If you need to make a correction to an investment transaction, you can either use forms that are specific to the type of transaction you're working with or edit the transaction list directly (as you would with a register).

  • Customizing your investment transaction list

    You can customize many aspects of the Quicken investment transaction lists to suit your own way of working. For example, you can:

    • Change the name that appears at the top of the list.
    • Sort transactions by date in ascending or descending order.
    • Resize the column widths
    • Show hidden transactions (balance adjustments and previously resolved placeholder transactions).
    • Display transactions on either one or two lines. By default, investment transactions are shown on one line. Switch to two-line display mode if you want to view more information for each individual transaction.
      • One-Line Display shows twice as many transactions on the screen.
      • Two-Line Display allocates two lines for each transaction, and the Memo fields are visible.
  • Working with memorized investment transactions and investment transaction groups

    If there is an investment transaction that you enter on a regular basis, memorize it to simplify your work. Dividend and interest transactions for investment accounts can now be handled as scheduled transactions. For other recurring investment transaction types, set up and manage them using Quicken's Memorized Investment Transaction List.

    Although you can't schedule investment transactions on the Financial Calendar, you can memorize them and create transaction groups to enter multiple transactions at once.

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