How to Use Quicken With Your Account | American Funds

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How to Use Quicken With Your Account

These instructions apply to Quicken® 2016–2018. Technical questions about Quicken should be directed to the Quicken website.

Setting Up Your Accounts

  1. Select File from the menu bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Click New Quicken File…

 


Create New File

  1. Select New Quicken Account.
  2. Click OK.

Add Account

  1. Select Brokerage under Primary Accounts.

Add Brokerage Account

  1. Type American Funds in the window.
  2. Click Next.

Add Brokerage Account (Continued)

  1. Enter your Social Security number and americanfunds.com password.
  2. Click Connect.

Note: You can enter your fund and account number separated by a comma instead of your Social Security number (e.g., 01,12345678).


Accounts Added

  1. Review the summary of accounts and transactions added to Quicken.
  2. Click Finish.

Downloading Account Information

  1. Click Tools from the menu bar at the top of your Quicken screen.
  2. Select One Step Update…

One Step Update

  1. Enter your americanfunds.com password.
  2. Click Update Now.

One Step Update Summary

  1. When the download is complete, you will see a summary of the transactions received.
  2. Click Close.


Deleting an Account

  1. Right-click the fund that you would like to delete.
  2. Select Edit/Delete Account.
  3. Click Delete Account.
  4. Type “yes” to confirm and click OK.
  5. Click OK to confirm.
These instructions apply to Quicken® for Mac 2016–2018. Technical questions about Quicken should be directed to the Quicken website.

Setting Up Your Accounts

  1. Click Accounts from the menu bar at the top of your Quicken screen
  2. Select New
  3. Select Investments
  4. Select Brokerage

Add Brokerage Account

  1. Type American Funds in the window.
  2. Click Continue.

Add Brokerage Account (Continued)

  1. Enter your Social Security number and americanfunds.com password. 
  2. Click Continue.

Note: You can enter your fund and account number separated by a comma instead of your Social Security number (e.g., 01,12345678).


Accounts Added

  1. Review the summary of accounts and transactions added to Quicken.
  2. Name your downloaded Funds and Accounts (ex: IRA Account - WMIF-A)
  3. Click Continue.

Accounts Added (Continued)

  1. If you wish to add more accounts, click on Add more accounts.
  2. If not, click Finish.

Note: In Quicken for Mac, Buy transactions appear as negative transactions and Sell transactions appear as positive transactions. In addition, the “Today’s Balance” field will always show “$0.00” as it’s meant for Cash Balances which aren’t applicable to American Funds. Both items are limitations of Quicken for Mac and do not impact account values.


Downloading Account Information

  1. Click Accounts from the menu bar at the top of your Quicken screen.
  2. Select Update All Online Accounts…


Deleting an Account

  1. Right-click the fund that you would like to delete. 
  2. Select Delete “….”


Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing. 

Content contained herein is not intended to serve as impartial investment or fiduciary advice. The content has been developed by Capital Group, which receives fees for managing, distributing and/or servicing its investments.