Downloading into an investment account with "Show cash in a checking account" selected

When I download transactions into an investment account that has "Show cash in a checking account" selected, the transactions are auto-accepted, and show up in the register with a 'c' next to them, and there is no way to turn this off. Would MUCH prefer to have the downloaded transactions show up as unaccepted transactions, like in all my other registers.

Is this a known issue?


  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭

    Click on the gear at the top right of the investing account and select Edit account details.

    Click on the Online Services tab then on Automatic entry. You can set it to follow the global setting at Edit > Preferences > Downloaded Transactions, always on, or always off. There may be a similar setting in the linked checking account that affects just account.

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  • BJB Pearl
    BJB Pearl Member

    Hi Jim, thanks so much for trying. What you suggested works for my Charles Schwab brokerage account. But for my Fidelity "Cash Management' brokerage account, regardless of the settings, the imported transactions show up directly in the main register, with a 'c' next to them. Because this is happening for Fidelity brokerage but not Schwab brokerage, this must be due to both (1) something 'different' about how Fidelity is doing the downloads, and (2) a bug in Quicken. Very frustrating.

  • RichardCSchreyer
    RichardCSchreyer Member ✭✭
    For my linked Fidelity Account it combines ALL transactions for the day into one lump sum which I then have to go in manually split among the various budget categories. Actually, download for Fidelity is more work than entering the transactions manually.
  • BJB Pearl
    BJB Pearl Member

    Wow, that is much worse than what I am experiencing. Under "Edit account details —> General" do you have "Single mutual fund account" set to 'yes' or to 'no'? (The "Single mutual fund" option shows up only if you did not select "Show cash in a checking account".)