Quicken download quotes hosed for SAIC (SAI)

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Closed Today, 8/27 @ 19.70
Quicken: 8/27 -- 221.81 8/26 -- 220.81 8/25 -- 220.96
Man... I wish they were the *real* prices ! < LOL >

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David H. Lipman wrote:

Worked fine here. Q2008 Premier; downloaded at 8:15pm CDT.
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| David H. Lipman wrote:

| Worked fine here. Q2008 Premier; downloaded at 8:15pm CDT.
Thanx John.
I am using Q'2006 Premier Home & Business.
I get downloads from... qw2006.ldc.quicken.wallst.com So it must be a problem with the Q'2006 download server.
BTW: Whay does Quicken (QW.EXE) listen on UDP port 2493 ?
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David H. Lipman wrote:

You've got me.
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I am also using Q'06 Premier Home and Business, and it is failing in the same way.
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For me, it is not just SAI, but about 15 stocks (including BAC, GE, FPO, GLS, for example) for Aug 21,22,25,26. On the 27th, current daily quotes have gone back to what they should be, but even downloading Historical Prices does not correct the incorrect quotes.
I also am using Q'06 Premier Home and Business. Are downloads different for different versions of Q?

I am also using Q'06 Premier Home and Business, and it is failing in the same way.
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| For me, it is not just SAI, but about 15 stocks (including BAC, GE, FPO, GLS, for | example) for Aug 21,22,25,26. On the 27th, current daily quotes have gone back to what | they should be, but even downloading Historical Prices does not correct the incorrect | quotes.
| I also am using Q'06 Premier Home and Business. Are downloads different for different | versions of Q?
Yes. Each uses a different server.
When you do an update use the GUI TCPView or use the Command Line, in a command prompt; NETSTAT -A to get the download site location.
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Aabout 1/3 of my stocks are affected.
Searching for help at quicken.com, the web site eventually came up with this "alert":
"Downloading Quotes is currently intermittently providing incorrect prices. The engineers are currently looking into this, and a resolution will be provided shortly. In the interim, you can delete the current incorrect prices, and download again to get the correct prices."
However the last sentence (at least) is untrue, because when I delete the incorrect prices for Aug. 21 - 26, they come right back.
On the other hand - downloading historical prices for the month does not mess up any dates beyond those four. So we can hope that after they fix the problem, downloading historical prices might correct those four bad dates.

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| Aabout 1/3 of my stocks are affected.
| Searching for help at quicken.com, the web site eventually came up | with this "alert":
| "Downloading Quotes is currently intermittently providing incorrect | prices. The engineers are currently looking into this, and a | resolution will be provided shortly. In the interim, you can delete | the current incorrect prices, and download again to get the correct | prices."
| However the last sentence (at least) is untrue, because when I delete | the incorrect prices for Aug. 21 - 26, they come right back.
| On the other hand - downloading historical prices for the month does | not mess up any dates beyond those four. So we can hope that after | they fix the problem, downloading historical prices might correct | those four bad dates.
Thanx!
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David H. Lipman wrote:

I also had messed up quotes with a lot of the historical quotes for the last 5 days completely erroneous making the gain/loss wrong. My total gain for the day was way off by $85,000 from the correct number. It hasn't been this messed up in quite awhile.
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In message done wrote:

About 1/3 of my stocks are messed up as well. Q2006 Deluxe.
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The quotes are still messed up today (Sunday). And it looks like getting clean data won't be easy, even if they ever fix the problem.
Experimenting with CAT, I found the following:
1) Download Quotes gets bogus values for the previous four days.
2) Downloading Historical Prices for the month doesn't fix them, >> unless << the bogus quotes are first deleted from Price History. If that is done, Download Historical Prices will fill in the correct values for the previous days.
3) >> But << the next Download Quotes overwrites the good values for the past four days with bogus values again.
Conclusion: If Intuit ever gets this fixed, it will be a real pain to try to fix the bad data already in Quicken.
Tip: If you want to bother deleting the bad data (after/if this is fixed), here's the easiest and fastest way I've found (in Q'06 H&B):
a) Go to the Investing Center. Choose the Fundamentals view. (In this view, it won't take time recomputing after each price is edited.)
b) Right click on a security and choose Price History.
c) Holding down the left mouse button, highlight all the bogus quotes.
d) Hit Delete, then Enter twice.
e) Repeat steps b-d for all the issues you want to fix.
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In message done wrote:> 2) Downloading Historical Prices for the month doesn't fix them, >>

This didn't work for me.
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That80sGuy wrote:

From Quicken Help:
"Quicken downloads daily prices of the selected securities for the most recent month, weekly prices for the 11 months prior to that, and monthly prices thereafter."
That should make the first few days of one month a poor time to try to download prices for the last few days of the previous month.
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It did work for me just now, using Q'06 Premier H&B. Using Price History, I deleted bogus prices for 8/22 through yesterday, 9/2, and then did a Download Historical Prices with that issue selected. It gave me good prices and volumes for all trading dates from 8/22 through 9/2.
Of course as soon as a Download Quotes was done, 8/26 through 9/2 values got hosed again. :(
The Quicken Help probably means the most recent 30 days or so, not the most recent calendar month.
My only securities that have this problem are in the first half of the alphabet - beginning with A through M - and roughly half or more are affected. Another poster listed four examples, all in A-M. But the OP had a problem with SAI.
I wonder how long it'll take to fix - if indeed they are going to fix it.
Did we decide this problem only affects Quicken '06? Is it just a coincidence that this happened at the same time Q'09 became available? (OK, that was a cheap shot - if anything that throws off my day gain/loss by five figures can be considered cheap.)
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Walt Bilofsky wrote:

Good to know, hope it's true (I believe Quicken has performed like the Help is written in the past; I just assumed it was the norm).
I was going to submit a suggestion to Intuit to have the historical price download get daily prices for current calendar month and previous calendar month. But the past 30 days is better than what the Help says, and probably good enough.

Intuit did institute a new quote download system around the time Q2009 was released. They fairly quickly reverted to the old system ... then I lost track. I'm not sure whether they are using the new system now (which Intuit has said needs - and will get - new capabilities added, and some fine tuning for specific securities) or not. The Quicken Forum threads on the subject got so nasty and repetetive that I stopped reading them; you may be able to glean some insights there.
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| http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=SAI
| Closed Today, 8/27 @ 19.70
| Quicken: | 8/27 -- 221.81 | 8/26 -- 220.81 | 8/25 -- 220.96
| Man... I wish they were the *real* prices ! < LOL >
Today I downloaded and all prices, past and present, were back to normal.
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Great news! My download also gave correct prices for yesterday, and in most cases for all dates from August 27 onward.
However in order to get a correct price history, it is necessary to go to Price History for each security and manually delete any incorrect prices that remain, and then Download Historical Prices. (Historical Prices will not overwrite existing prices.)
Most of my price histories that had errors - about 2/3 of them in the alphabet from A to M, and one or two in the rest of the alphabet - only had bad prices from August 22 to 26. There were a few bad ones as far back as the 20th and as far forward as the 20th.
The easiest way I know to delete bad price history entries is to:
Display the Price History Select all the bad entries by mousing and dragging Hit Delete Hit Enter twice
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| Great news! My download also gave correct prices for yesterday, and | in most cases for all dates from August 27 onward.
| However in order to get a correct price history, it is necessary to go | to Price History for each security and manually delete any incorrect | prices that remain, and then Download Historical Prices. (Historical | Prices will not overwrite existing prices.)
| Most of my price histories that had errors - about 2/3 of them in the | alphabet from A to M, and one or two in the rest of the alphabet - | only had bad prices from August 22 to 26. There were a few bad ones | as far back as the 20th and as far forward as the 20th.
| The easiest way I know to delete bad price history entries is to:
| Display the Price History | Select all the bad entries by mousing and dragging | Hit Delete | Hit Enter twice
I din't have to delete the erroneous data. It was just replaced with correct data upon downloading the quotes.
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Did you download the quotes with Download Quotes, or Download Historical Prices?
Download Quotes will overwrite all prices, but only for today and four (or so?) days back.
If there is bad data older than five days, Download Quotes won't do it. It's necessary to use Download Historical Prices. And on my Q'06 it would not overwrite the existing data - I had to delete them first.
Does anyone else see it that way, or am I fuddled?
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