Setting up security investments is a 4 step process.
1. Create an investment account under ACCOUNT – NEW
2. Create each of the securities to be held in the investment account under TOOLS – SECURITIES - “+”
3. Add the securities to the investment account. Highlight the investment account in the side bar, list on left. Click the SECURITY DETAIL tab and click ADD SECURITY.
4. Click the REGISTER tab and click NEW TRANSACTION to purchase a security.
Just in case you haven’t come across them yet there are two methods within Moneydance for obtaining security prices automatically.
The extension “Quote and Exchange Rate Updater found under EXTENSIONS – MANAGE EXTENSIONS. Check you are running the latest build v1024. For exchange rates use the source European Central Bank. Alpha Vantage covers the US as well as some securities outside the US, but is very, very slow. It’s my understanding that the source IEX Trading no longer works.
If the Quote and exchange rate updater does not work well for you try the free third-party Quote Loader, the one I use. Both of the sources in the Quote Loader have good coverage of worldwide securities.