How to enter exchange trading options

Hello I am trying to enter exchange-traded options into the new Quicken. I sold a put AT&T symbol is
T 201218P00028000. However, Quicken in not recognizing this symbol and will not download the daily prices It used to in the 2017 version. I have recently upgraded. Is there a format you have to use to enter? My broker does not support downloading so I enter all trades manually.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please provide version and edition of Quicken being used: select Help > About Quicken

    For what it is worth, I'm not having any issues downloading the option. 


  • K.O. (Win-Premier)
    K.O. (Win-Premier) SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Quicken is expecting the symbols in the format specified by OCC.  See the following link for the specific format.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Option_symbol

    Because the format is position dependent it's likely you may not have enough spaces, zeros, etc in fields that are padded with spaces or zeros.
  • pravchaw
    pravchaw Member
    Thank you for the response. I using the Deluxe version. I guess the problem is that the quotes are being downloaded (if entered correctly) but somehow Quicken is not able to find the symbol in the lookup.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Examine the graphic that @Sherlock provided vs. your own.  Different symbols, and his works.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription,  Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    pravchaw said:
    Thank you for the response. I using the Deluxe version. I guess the problem is that the quotes are being downloaded (if entered correctly) but somehow Quicken is not able to find the symbol in the lookup.








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