What do I need to know about the investment transaction list's Actions?


In the investment account transaction list, the Action field indicates the type of action (Buy, Sell, and so on) a specific transaction represents. All possible actions are listed and defined below:

This action Represents
Added Addition of shares to an account; for example, shares you inherited or received as a gift. (Does not affect the account's cash balance.)
Bought Purchase of a security with cash in the account.
BoughtX Purchase of a security with cash transferred from another account. This type of transaction does not impact the cash balance of the current account.
CGLong Long-term capital gains distribution received in the account, or transferred to another account
CGMid Medium-term capital gains distribution received in the account (CGMid), or transferred to another account. A medium term holding period was used during the 1997 tax year.
CGShrt Short-term capital gains distribution received in the account, or transferred to another account.
Cover Short Cover a short sale. (Record the buy associated with a short sale transaction.)
Dividend Dividend received in the account, or transferred to another account.
Entry Indicates a placeholder entry. To resolve the placeholder, click Enter Cost.
Exer. Optns Create cash to offset the difference between the exercise price and the market price (this corresponds to a transaction typically done at your brokerage but not appearing on your statement). When you use the Enter Transaction dialog to exercise an employee stock option, Quicken creates this transaction for you automatically, with the associated Bought Shares transaction.
Grant Optns Set up an employee stock option grant.
IntInc, IntIncX Interest received in the account (IntInc), or transferred to another account (IntIncX).
MargInt, MargIntX Interest paid on a margin loan received in the account (MargInt), or transferred from another account (MargIntX).
MiscExp, MiscExpX Miscellaneous expense paid from the account (MiscExp), or paid from another account (MiscExpX).
MiscInc, MiscIncX Miscellaneous income received in the account (MiscInc), or transferred to another account (MiscIncX).
ReinvDiv, ReinvInt, ReinvLg, ReinvMd, ReinvSh Reinvestment in additional shares of the security, from a dividend, interest, long-term capital gains distribution, medium-term capital gains distribution, or short-term capital gains distribution. (A medium term holding period was used during the 1997 tax year.)
Reminder Reminder of some pending event associated with the account.
Removed Removal of shares from an account, for example, shares you gave as a gift. (Does not affect the account's cash balance.)
Reprice Opt Reprice employee stock options.
RtrnCap, RtrnCapX Return of capital received in the account (RtrnCap), or transferred to another account (RtrnCapX).
Sell, SellX Sale of a security, with proceeds received in the account (Sell), or transferred to another account (SellX).
Short Sale Record a short sale.
ShrsIn, ShrsOut Addition of shares into (ShrsIn), or removal of shares from (ShrsOut), an account. When used in a brokerage investment account, ShrsIn and ShrsOut don't affect the cash balance. When used in a mutual fund account, ShrsIn increases the share balance and ShrsOut decreases the share balance.
StkSplit Change in the number of shares as a result of a stock split.
XIn, XOut Transfer of cash into the account from another account (XIn), or a transfer of cash out of the account into another account (XOut).
Vest Vest your employee stock option grant.

Notes

Recording a transaction in Quicken does not execute a real-world trade, transfer, or other transaction. Contact your broker to execute trades or transfers, and then manually record the transactions in Quicken—better yet, download them directly from your participating financial institution.

 

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