Hi, I'm Robert and I'll be helping you with your financial software question.
Hi there I am having a bit of difficulty following your question as I see that you are having difficulty translating quickens information.
Quicken uses the following definitions
an ACCOUNT is a bank account or investment account. It has its own register and looks something like a checkbook
a File is a data file for one person or one business. It can contain many accounts of different types.
a TRANSACTION is an event in one of these accounts as in writing a check for a bank account or buying a stock in a brokerage account.
When you say the brokerage account is already in existence. Does that mean that it already has a register in quicken and is listed as an account in quicken. Or is it a mutual fund that you purchased from within a brokerage account and want to list the details of the mutual fund ?
If you could be very clear about what actually happened in real life using plain English and how quicken is dealing with it or not dealing with it, than I can answer you in the same simple English and we can get it all sorted out.