How do you record a 401K Brokerage Company change in Quicken?

PERacing
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edited June 29 in Investing (Windows)
My company change the brokage company handling the 401K account, but I cannot find out to make the change in Quicken to match. Does anyone know how to do this? It's not as simple as changing the brokage name.  :/

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  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will the securities in the account be the same after the change, or is there a new line-up? 
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  • PERacing
    PERacing Member ✭✭
    They are the same
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    And are you downloading transactions from both the old and new brokerage, or entering them manually?
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  • PERacing
    PERacing Member ✭✭
    They will be manual. The old had online feed, but the new does not. Would have to download and then import the activity. Easier to just manually enter.
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 29
    Ok, in that case I would simply wait until the transfer is complete then do one final download from the old account, to make sure any final dividends, fees, etc. are recorded.

    Delete or do not accept the transactions that remove the securities from the old account.

    Then go to the account details and deactivate online services for the old account.

    Then rename the account and financial institution and you should be done. [edited for completeness]

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  • PERacing
    PERacing Member ✭✭
    That's what I thought, but, I cannot change the financial institution. All it does it change the account name. :/
  • Jim_Harman
    Jim_Harman SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 29
    Once you have deactivated the online services, you should be able to change the financial institution.

    At any rate, if you are not downloading, it should not matter what the FI is.
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  • PERacing
    PERacing Member ✭✭
    Got it! Got it to work now. Thank you so much for your help. :)
  • PERacing
    PERacing Member ✭✭
    edited June 29
    I have another quick question. Do you know why the contributions (mine and the employer match) all show up under banking as a negative number, but the actual holdings are listed under the retirement investment as a positive number, but the value is understated as a negative because it's missing the contributions amount. For example, let's say that the contributions are showing negative $31K and the 401K investment is showing positive $14K but the securities value is showing negative $21K. This $21K should really be $10K ($31K - $21K) and the $14K capital gain is really only $4K ($14K - $10K).