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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 actionRepresents
AddedAddition of shares to an account; for example, shares you inherited or received as a gift. (Does not affect the account's cash balance.)
BoughtPurchase of a security with cash in the account.
BoughtXPurchase of a security with cash transferred from another account. This type of transaction does not impact the cash balance of the current account.
CGLongLong-term capital gains distribution received in the account, or transferred to another account
CGMidMedium-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.
CGShrtShort-term capital gains distribution received in the account, or transferred to another account.
Cover ShortCover a short sale. (Record the buy associated with a short sale transaction.)
DividendDividend received in the account, or transferred to another account.
EntryIndicates a placeholder entry. To resolve the placeholder, click Enter Cost.
Exer. OptnsCreate 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 OptnsSet up an employee stock option grant.
IntInc, IntIncXInterest received in the account (IntInc), or transferred to another account (IntIncX).
MargInt, MargIntXInterest paid on a margin loan received in the account (MargInt), or transferred from another account (MargIntX).
MiscExp, MiscExpXMiscellaneous expense paid from the account (MiscExp), or paid from another account (MiscExpX).
MiscInc, MiscIncXMiscellaneous income received in the account (MiscInc), or transferred to another account (MiscIncX).
ReinvDiv, ReinvInt, ReinvLg, ReinvMd, ReinvShReinvestment 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.)
ReminderReminder of some pending event associated with the account.
RemovedRemoval of shares from an account, for example, shares you gave as a gift. (Does not affect the account's cash balance.)
Reprice OptReprice employee stock options.
RtrnCap, RtrnCapXReturn of capital received in the account (RtrnCap), or transferred to another account (RtrnCapX).
Sell, SellXSale of a security, with proceeds received in the account (Sell), or transferred to another account (SellX).
Short SaleRecord a short sale.
ShrsIn, ShrsOutAddition 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.
StkSplitChange in the number of shares as a result of a stock split.
XIn, XOutTransfer of cash into the account from another account (XIn), or a transfer of cash out of the account into another account (XOut).
VestVest 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.