Securities name changes when updating securities

Michael Curry
Michael Curry Member ✭✭
edited August 2018 in Investing (Mac)
How can I set a security's name so that it does not change every time I update the prices? 
I edit the name by going to Windows>Securities but every time I update the security prices Quicken resets the name.

This is rather annoying as I have different types of shares from the same issuer and Quicken names them all after the issuer so I can't distinguish between which one is the common stock versus preferred series B versus preferred C. 

Same thing happens with my mutual funds. I have six separate funds from the same issuer but Quicken insists on giving them all the same name.

Is there a way the securities can just be listed by symbol or a way to change the names so that Quicken doesn't reset them every time I update prices?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Comments

  • Concordman
    Concordman Mac Beta Beta
    edited November 2017
    What version Quicken for Mac are you using?
    Do you download from your Fi? If you do the names in the security detail cannot be modified
  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    edited August 2018
    Yes, it is going to get overwritten by what the Quotes provider uses based on the ticker.

    While we don't have control over how the Quotes provider operates, one thing that would be very helpful here would be able to display the symbol in Investment account registers. That way you could see which are the B, C shares, etc. You can display the symbol in the Security list, but not in the register view.
  • smayer97
    smayer97 SuperUser, Mac Beta, Canada Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017

    Yes, it is going to get overwritten by what the Quotes provider uses based on the ticker.

    While we don't have control over how the Quotes provider operates, one thing that would be very helpful here would be able to display the symbol in Investment account registers. That way you could see which are the B, C shares, etc. You can display the symbol in the Security list, but not in the register view.

    We may not have control but I say that Quicken should NEVER overwrite user data unless specifically given permission to do so. In QM2007 I could name my securities what I wanted and Quicken did not overwrite my data. This should be changed.
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  • Michael Curry
    Michael Curry Member ✭✭
    edited March 2017

    What version Quicken for Mac are you using?
    Do you download from your Fi? If you do the names in the security detail cannot be modified

    Quicken for Mac 2017
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