Where are oddball Dow prices coming from?

Rocket J Squirrel
Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
Every once in a while, I get a price for the Dow Jones Composite index (COMP) which is orders of magnitude wrong. Why is this happening?

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11 Accepted Answer
    It looks like you are sometimes seeing the prices for Compass Inc Class A, which also has the ticker COMP. 

    We have had trouble before when the ticker for an index collides with a company ticker. Try using INDEX:DJA instead, which appears to be Quicken's preferred symbol for that index.
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  • bmciance
    bmciance SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not sure where you got today’s price since mine looks okay (have you updated since then?)  As for 5/31/21 I got the same and that was a holiday.  I see something similar for 4/2/21 which I believe was Good Friday, another day the stock market was closed.  Not sure why they put in those odd prices on holidays.  

    I’d be curious to see what you end up with when the market closes today.   
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just updated again and COMP now has a correct-looking price.
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    Tom Young SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • mshiggins
    mshiggins SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have you tried adding a circle of salt around your computer, followed up by a sprinkling of holy water?

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 11 Accepted Answer
    It looks like you are sometimes seeing the prices for Compass Inc Class A, which also has the ticker COMP. 

    We have had trouble before when the ticker for an index collides with a company ticker. Try using INDEX:DJA instead, which appears to be Quicken's preferred symbol for that index.
    QWin Premier subscription
  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    It looks like you are sometimes seeing the prices for Compass Inc Class A, which also has the ticker COMP. 

    We have had trouble before when the ticker for an index collides with a company ticker. Try using INDEX:DJA instead, which appears to be Quicken's preferred symbol for that index.
    That's interesting. When I open a new file, Quicken provides COMP as the symbol for the Dow Composite as shown below. But changing it to INDEX:DJA seems to work also. Thanks for the tip.

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would call that a bug, the built-in symbol for new files should be INDEX:DJA
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13
    I would call that a bug, the built-in symbol for new files should be INDEX:DJA
    Disregard, I was looking at the wrong thing.
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