Advanced Portfolio and dividend in cash (was: How to register a dividend in cash?)
AmigaPhil at ping.be
Mon Apr 27 17:05:15 EDT 2009
[This is a re-post. Because of the recent "Barracuda blacklist"
problems (now solved), I was not sure my first post would have
been seen. Sorry if you are receiving this twice. ]
I'm resurecting an old thread as I was about to ask a question
which was already partly covered in June 2003.
I would like to expand it with a suggestion (see below).
>> Quote from message 007020
> Anyone please tell me how to register a dividend in cash so that it
> is counted in the Advanced Portfolio Report.
>> Quote from message 007033
> I think that Advanced Portfolio Report should take into account all
> dividends in cash when calculating Money Out and Total Return. Am I
>> Quote from message 007037
> No. Dividends are not part of a portfolio.
So now, my suggestion...
How about updating the Advanced Portfolio report so that:
(I sent a copy of this message to the author as well.)
- For each 'Action' (type) account selected
--- For each 'Incomes' (type) account available
----- If the 'Incomes' account has the same Account Code
----- as the 'Action' account
------- Sum up the transactions in that account
------- EXCEPT the transactions already implying the 'Action' account
------- (to avoid having a reinjected dividend counted twice)
------- Add the balance as dividend in the calculations of the report
This new feature should be added as an option so that the user can
choose to consider the sub-accounts in Incomes:Dividends or not.
What do you think ?
(I would have tried to modify the report myself, but i have not yet the
knowledge for that.)
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