Quotes on expired securities needs to be stopped

Anyone that trades stocks and especially options, will have hundreds if not thousands of expired positions that Quicken tries to update at every opportunity, because the checkmark on the Security List page is populated in the "Download Quotes" column. I can't even imagine the unnecessary time and electrons it takes to do that. Now multiply that problem by millions of users! 30 minutes of a programmers time could fix this problem, whereas it would take hundreds of hours for each user to fix this problem manually. HELP!!!!!!!
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 27
    Since you've found the "Download Quote" value for these securities ... why can't you simply UNcheck it?
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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    IIRC quote downloading is already disabled if you do not hold any shares of a security. 
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  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
    IIRC quote downloading is already disabled if you do not hold any shares of a security. 
    Provided they also don't have it on the watch list.
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    AAAHHHH, so how did @PaulJones123456789 record the expiration of those contracts?
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    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP
  • q_lurker
    q_lurker SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris_QPW said:
    IIRC quote downloading is already disabled if you do not hold any shares of a security. 
    Provided they also don't have it on the watch list.
    Which leads to: when a new security is created Quicken defaults to putting it on the Watch List (poor decision IMO).  The user needs to undo that selection a) when the security is created, or b) at some later stage in the game of their choosing.  That is, user action is still required. 

    At least now, the user has the option to uncheck that selection when Quicken first creates the security.  (Caveat: I do not frequently get new securities created by a download from the brokerage.  It may be that such conditions do bypass the checkbox available to the user creating securities manually.)