where do I add cusip ID for bonds

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  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    The CUSIP ID is assigned to a security in Quicken when we match the security in Quicken to an unmatched security provided by a financial institution when we download our holdings.
    Quicken user since 1997
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  • duckallenduckallen Member
    You are saying that the ONLY way to assign a cusip id to a bond is by downloading from the financial institution? Why doesn't Quicken make it so we can assign it manually. The cusip id of a bond is provided when you buy the bond.
  • SherlockSherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    duckallen said:
    You are saying that the ONLY way to assign a cusip id to a bond is by downloading from the financial institution?
    Correct.
    Why doesn't Quicken make it so we can assign it manually. The cusip id of a bond is provided when you buy the bond.
    Why do you want to be able to assign the CUSIP ID field manually?
    Quicken relies on a unique value for a security used by the financial institution to identify the security in the data file.  Quicken refers to this field as the CUSIP ID.  When Quicken receives a CUSIP ID that it is not already bound to a security in Quicken, Quicken will prompt us to associate the security with a new security or a security that is not already assigned a CUSIP ID.  To clear the CUSIP ID assigned to a security, we may uncheck Matched with online security on the Edit Security Details window of the security and the next time Quicken processes an unbound CUSIP ID, the security should be available to be matched.  For publicly traded securities, the CUSIP ID should be the same as the CUSIP number.
    Quicken user since 1997
    Premier on Windows 10
  • Jim_HarmanJim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you want to enter the CUSIP ID manually you can make it part of the security's name.
    -- Jim QWin Premier subscription
  • q_lurkerq_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you want to enter the CUSIP ID manually you can make it part of the security's name.
    Another process that can be used:
    1. Edit the Security Details for the bond in Quicken
    2. Change the Security Type to something other than Bond (like Stock or Mutual Fund)
    3. You will then be able to enter (manually) the CUSIP ID into the Security Ticker field.
    4. You can then change the Security Type back to Bond.  All prior bond-related settings should return with the change back to Bond.  The Ticker field will retain the data as set (CUSIP ID).      


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