Thank you for your reply. I understand what you mean - I have one acct with
linked bank acct and a few without. This one is NOT linked to a bank acct.
Any proceeds from stock sales, dividends, etc are supposed to be applied to
this acct's cash balance. This occurs with each stock I have checked except
for the one in question. I checked the "Edit Security Details" button and I
could not find anything related to my problem there. If I enter the
transaction normally and then go back and bring up as though I am going to
edit it, the "Edit Sell - Shares Sold" screen comes up and it shows the
"Record Proceeds?" box with its two choices grayed out. The proper box to
apply proceeds to the acct's cash balance is checked but in grayed-out mode
only AND the cash is NOT applied to the cash balance. With all other stocks
this produces a NON-grayed-out box but otherwise the same AND the proceeds
ARE applied to the cash balance. Somehow, it appears that a special
instruction is automatically applied to this one particular stock and I
can't figure out
where or how. I hope it is not hiding in plain sight!!
It sounds like you may have a placeholder in the account for - at least -
that one security that you are trying to sell.
A "placeholder" is really a Quicken "Adjust Share Balance" transaction; it
basically says that on the date of the placeholder, you owned the number of
shares stated in the placeholder.
One property of a placeholder is that it will guarantee that you will own
exactly the number of shares in the placeholder ... no matter what.
Another one of the properties of a placeholder is that it prevents
transactions for the security whose balance it is adjusting, from affecting
the cash balance of the account (those transactions dated on, or before, the
date of the placeholder, are affected). This appears to be what you are
You can usually tell when a transaction is being affected by a placeholder
because it will show "N/A" in the "Cash Amt" column, when you expected to
see an actual amount there.
Placeholders (Adjust Share Balance transactions) have an "Action" value of
"Entry" in the investment account "Transaction" list (the "register"). In an
Investment Transaction report, they will show "*Placeholder" in the Action
[If you're not seeing the placeholder transactions in the account
Transaction list, go to your Quicken "Preferences", select "Investment
transactions", and put a check mark in "Show hidden transactions".]
Once a placeholder has affected other transactions, the only way to remove
the effect and allow transactions for the security in the placeholder to
alter the cash balance; is to delete the placeholder, delete the affected
transactions (the ones with "N/A" in the Cash Amt), then re-enter the
Part of the process may also include making sure the share balance, for the
security in the placeholder, is correct after removing the placeholder.