Why does the "cash div" action increase the share balance?

I had to import transactions into one of my brokerage accounts using a QIF format to generate investment transactions from a CSV (old data, no longer available by direct download.) Most transactions import correctly. There are some cash dividend transactions that should just go to cash. The transaction in Quicken imports correctly as a "div" action, but the share balance increases. When I ask to edit the transactions in the register, I don't make any changes, but just click "done" and the transaction is edited in the Q register so that only the cash balance is updated, not the share balance, which is just how it should happen. Is there some hidden attribute of the "Div" action that I can't see?

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  • jbethgoss
    jbethgoss Member ✭✭
    Yes, this is the problem. Thanks.
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