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What is an investment transaction list?

An investment transaction list is essentially a register, much like the register you use for your spending accounts, except that it tracks investment transactions. 

Each Quicken investment account has a transaction list. You use it in much the same way as you use the register for your checking or credit card accounts. You can view the transactions made in your investment accounts, including shares bought, shares sold, dividends, reinvestments, stock splits, and more.

How do I update my investment transactions?

For connected accounts, your transactions are it is updated automatically when you perform a One Step Update. For offline/manual accounts you must enter each transaction yourself. To do this, click the Enter Transactions button at the top of your transactions list. 

What can I do in the investment transaction list?

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

You can also edit transactions, schedule recurring transactions,  and customize your transactions list

What are the different types of transactions?

TransactionInstruction
Buy - Shares Bought
Key: Alt+G

Enter the purchase shares of a security (subtract the cost from my cash balance). See How do I buy a security?

Sell - Shares Sold
Key: Alt+R

Enter the sale of shares of a security (add the proceeds to my cash balance). See How do I sell a security?

Div - Stock dividend (non-cash)
Key: Alt+K

Enter the receipt of a stock dividend. This is a noncash dividend, usually nontaxable. See How do I record a stock dividend (noncash dividend)?
Reinvest - Income Reinvested
Key: Alt+V
Enter the reinvestment of income. Use for reinvested interest, dividends, or capital gains distributions. See How do I reinvest income (dividend, interest, or capital gain)?
Inc - Income (Div, int, etc.)
Key: Alt+I
Enter the receipt of cash income (interest, dividends, or capital gains distributions) that you did not reinvest. See 

Record income (dividend, interest, or capital gain)

Add - Shares Added
Key: Alt+Z
Enter the addition of shares of a security to this account without affecting the cash balance. See Add shares to an account
Remove - Shares Removed
Key: Alt+X
Record the removal of shares of a security from this account without affecting the cash balance. See How do I remove shares from an account without affecting the account's cash balance?
Adjust Share BalanceEnter the total number of shares you own on this date. Quicken will add a Placeholder Entry to make your quicken holdings agree with the number you enter. See How do I adjust the share balance?

Stock Split

Enter a stock split or a reverse stock split. See How do I record a stock split?
Return of CapitalEnter the return of capital (as from a unit trust or mortgage-backed security). See How do I record a return of capital?
Miscellaneous expense

Enter a miscellaneous expense (such as a broker's fee or a mutual fund management fee). See How do I record a miscellaneous expense?

Margin Interest ExpenseEnter the interest expense for a security you bought on margin. See How do I record a margin interest expense?
Bonds BoughtRecord the purchase of bonds. See How do I buy a bond? (All types except U.S. Savings bonds)
Bonds SoldRecord the sale of bonds. See How do I sell a bond before it matures?
Grant Employee Stock OptionsEnter an employee stock option grant in Quicken. Quicken creates a special "option" security and tracks your vesting schedule. See How do I add an employee stock option grant (ESOG)?
Exercise Employee Stock OptionsEnter the exercise of employee stock options that you have already set up in Quicken. See How do I exercise employee stock options?
Reprice Employee Stock OptionsEnter information for a stock option grant (already set up in Quicken) that your employer reprices. See How do I reprice employee stock options?
Bought ESPP SharesEnter shares of your employer's stock that you bought through a discounted employee purchase plan. How do I buy ESPP (employee stock purchase plan) shares?
Sold ESPP SharesEnter the sale of your employer's stock previously bought through a discounted employee purchase plan. See How do I sell ESPP (employee stock purchase plan) shares?
Short SaleEnter a short sell. See How do I record a short sale?
Cover Short SaleEnter the buy to cover a short sale. See How do I cover a short sale?
Corporate Name ChangeEnter a corporate name change for a security you track in Quicken. See Record a corporate name change.
Corporate Securities Spin-OffEnter updated information when a security you track spins off (nontaxable) part of its business and you receive shares of the new company. See How do I record a corporate spin-off of new securities?
Corporate Acquisition (stock for stock)Enter updated information for a security you track that has been purchased by another corporation. How do I record a corporate acquisition (stock-for-stock)?
Mutual Fund ConversionEnter information for a mutual fund that is being replaced by another mutual fund. See How do I enter a share class conversion for a mutual fund?
Cash Transferred into AccountEnter the transfer of cash into this account. See How do I transfer cash into or out of an account?
Cash Transferred Out of AccountEnter the transfer of cash out of this account. See How do I transfer cash into or out of an account?
Shares Transferred Between AccountsEnter the transfer of shares from one Quicken investment account to another. How do I transfer shares?
Reminder TransactionCreate a reminder for yourself (will appear with your investment alerts in Quicken and on Quicken.com) See How do I create an investment reminder?
Cash Transactions -  See Track cash in an investment account
Write CheckRecord a check.
DepositEnter a deposit into this account.
WithdrawEnter a withdrawal from this account.
Online PaymentEnter a payment made from this account. You must use an account that is enabled for online payments.
Other Cash TransactionEnter a payment, deposit, online payment, or check to print from this investment account's cash balance.


Where can I go for advice about investment transactions?

The Quicken Investment Community is the best place to get answers from experienced users who have dealt with a variety of scenarios.