bradhaack at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 28 21:58:11 EST 2009
Why is this here then? If gnucash doesn't need it & the update quotes
feature doesn't need it then it seems to me it shouldn't be here. I'm
sure I have hundreds of useless mouse clicks picking the correct Type
because importing OFX files is buggy and often times a window pops up
asking me to 'Select security/currency' redundant times. The help pages
don't say it isn't needed.
Sorry for the rant, but 'features' of little use are more harm than
On Mon, 2009-12-28 at 17:23 -0800, Twyla wrote:
> I follow the threads in Nabble and Mike your suggestion to list one exchange
> as 'stocks' was just what I needed. We follow many stocks and listing the
> separate exchanges was a real pain. Thanks so much.
> Mike Roberts-6 wrote:
> > Thanks! At least in my case, a single list of Stocks is easier to search
> > than a separate list for each exchange. The ticker symbol alone seems to
> > be
> > enough for Yahoo Finance and other stock pricing services.
> > Mike
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Derek Atkins [mailto:warlord at MIT.EDU]
> > Sent: 12/28/2009 11:19 AM
> > To: Mike at roberts-engineering.com
> > Cc: gnucash-user at gnucash.org
> > Subject: Re: Stock Prices
> > Hi,
> > "Mike Roberts" <Mike at roberts-engineering.com> writes:
> >> When setting up stock price downloads, GnuCash Help suggests that you
> >> need
> >> to list the exchange (NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX, OTC BB, Other OTC, etc.) in the
> >> Security Editor. I am not clear why I need to list the exchange of each
> > of
> >> my stocks. I usually have to look it up, and I track a lot of stocks. I
> >> tried putting "Stock" in the "Type" field of the Security Editor and it
> >> seemed to work fine after I added "Stock" to the Quote Editor.
> >> Is there any reason I need to maintain the exchange in the "Type" field?
> > There's no requirement to do so. It's there to make finding the stocks
> > easier for you. But GnuCash doesn't care what you put in there (modulo
> > a few strings that are 'reserved').
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> > -derek
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