Entering investment transactions by ticker symbol
I am manually tracking investment holdings in a Betterment account because there is no import capability between Betterment and Quicken. All of the securities owned in the Betterment account are already holdings tracked in Quicken. Every month, more of those same securities are purchased within the Betterment account from the account's cash balance.
The Betterment statements confirming each security transaction only shows the ticker symbol. It does not show the security name. When I enter a new transaction in Quicken and enter the ticker symbol from the statement, Quicken insists on treating this like it's a newly entered security. It shows me the matching securities for that symbol from an online lookup, goes through an online "Quicken Status Update" then shows me the name of the new security and tells me it is adding that security to Quicken. It does this for every single security despite already tracking every single one of them. A new transaction entry process that should take 10 seconds instead takes 1 minute each due to the multiple steps and online lookups involved.
How can Quicken not be sophisticated enough to directly accept a ticker symbol in the "new transaction" workflow? It only accepts security names? Type in Vanguard and it'll show you a huge list of options that you have to hunt through and select. But type in the uniquely identifiable ticker symbol and Quicken doesn't know it's already tracking that security? How can it not prefer to receive the clear and unambiguous ticket symbol in the new transaction workflow?