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The securities you bought can be recorded in Quicken by entering a Buy type of transaction. When you select this transaction type, your cash balance is decreased by the total amount entered for the transaction.

Recording securities bought

To record the securities you bought in Quicken:

  1. Select the investment account you want to use and click the Transactions tab..
  2. Click the Transactions tab and then click the New Transaction icon in the register toolbar.
  3. Select Buy from the Transaction Types list.
  4. Add the information for:
    • Date - Enter the date of purchase. This is important if you want to track complete investment performance and tax information.
    • Security - Select the security for which you're purchasing shares.
    • Total Cost - Enter the total cost of the shares purchased, including commission amount.
    • Number of Shares - Enter the number of shares purchased.
    • Commission - Enter the total commission on the trade (if any).
    • Memo - Enter the note you want to associate with the transaction.
    • Tags - Enter the tags that you want to use when searching for the transaction.
  5. To add an attachment, go to the Attachments tab, click the Add attachment button, and select the file you want to attach to the transaction.
  6. Click Save when you are done.
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