How to I get pricing data for bonds?
Pricing data for bonds can be retrieved using the
Finra - Bonds quote server. You need to
enter the bond's CUSIP into the symbol property of your bond investment.
To find the CUSIP for your bond you can often get it from your
broker, or you can look it up on
Finra's web site. Another good source for finding bond CUSIPs
In order to retrieve prices from Finra - Bonds you can either select
it to be your default quote server, or you can choose to only retrieve
your bond investments from this server. To only retrieve your bond
investments from this server, select this server for each bond
investment under "Investment Properties... / Internet Retrieve", or if
you are using the Advisor version you can select it on a per-symbol
basis using "Edit / Symbol List... / Internet Retrieve / Edit...".
Bond pricing is typically around 100, as it is a percentage of face
value. To get a correct bond valuation you normally record the
shares as 1/100th the face value. See
Recording Bond Transactions in the
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