Prudential Retirement Account misidentified securities messing up transactions and share counts
The issue seems to be with the funds that aren't publicly traded/custom for my employer- they download with a symbol of "NULL", not empty but literally the text "NULL". Quicken gets confused and considers them all the same symbol, so prices update incorrectly, and it adds shares from one fund that should be added to a different fund, and so on. It's odd because they still show as separate funds in the register and portfolio view, but if you look at the price history you can see it shows the price history for all the funds in the same place which messes up the share counts and prices.
In comparing my wife's retirement account with the same type of custom/non-publicly traded funds through Fidelity, the symbols download as completely blank (true null) and Quicken gets those right to the penny. Now my Prudential account has always been off by a few hundred dollars here and there from my online account balance, but in the past few months it's been WAY off, so maybe something has changed.
Now I'm guessing this is something Prudential themselves need to fix, but just wanted to make sure there was no way to fix this on the Quicken side, I've tried to rename the symbols manually to unique values, but then when Quicken downloads data it doesn't recognize them at all. Any ideas?
Thank you for reaching out on the community and telling us about your issue. I do apologize in the issue you're having. That is odd I'm wondering where exactly the issue is. It could be the download that's causing this or it could be something Quicken isn't taking in properly. I believe in this case it might help trying to see on a test file if we have a similar issue. This will give us a better idea of where exactly the issue is. I'll leave steps down below and you can find it on the third step on the article.
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