Stock options transactions in Quicken for Windows?

Does anyone know how to enter stock options transactions in Quicken for Windows?

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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
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    It should be a sell for the Expired transactions also.  A Sale for $0, to reflect your capital loss.
    If the Option was exercised, you'd record the sale of both securities.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • WCG3
    WCG3 Member ✭✭
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    Rather than use the transaction "Remove - Shares Removed", you can also record the transaction as "Sell - Shares Sold", but leave the price blank or enter a zero. That removes the option from Holdings whereas I think using Remove leaves some clutter in the display of current Holdings.

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  • Sherlock
    Sherlock SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are many types of stock options.  Please be more specific.
  • DCK
    DCK Member ✭✭
    Sorry, I've been gone for a while. In this case I bought a put option and didn't know how to enter it in Quicken. I entered this as the security:
    NFLX Jan 22 2021 565.0 Put
    and "bought" as the action.
    When it expired worthless I recorded the action as "removed". This seemed to work. I guess if it had made money I would have recorded it as a "sell". Not sure what I'd have done if it was a call and I had exercised it. Thanks.
  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    It should be a sell for the Expired transactions also.  A Sale for $0, to reflect your capital loss.
    If the Option was exercised, you'd record the sale of both securities.
    Q user since DOS version 5
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Home & Business
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • WCG3
    WCG3 Member ✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Rather than use the transaction "Remove - Shares Removed", you can also record the transaction as "Sell - Shares Sold", but leave the price blank or enter a zero. That removes the option from Holdings whereas I think using Remove leaves some clutter in the display of current Holdings.