[GNC-dev] Use trading accounts only for currency conversion

Frank H. Ellenberger frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com
Mon May 6 11:41:56 EDT 2019


IMHO it is a bad idea. Imagine I buy shares in Frankfurt against EUR and
sell them against USD in New York. ISTR at least Siemens was for some time
listed at both places. I you only record currencies, the link is missing.


Am So., 5. Mai 2019 um 10:43 Uhr schrieb cicko <alen.siljak at gmx.com>:

> As I've written in https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797227:
> I suspect that the purpose of the trading accounts was to account for the
> loss/gain in currency conversion (only). Not sure if applying the trading
> accounts for other commodities makes sense. These should be accounted for
> through Capital Gains/Losses accounts.
> I find that mixing other commodities trades in trading accounts almost
> destroys their usefulness.
> Limiting their implementation to Currency commodities only would make more
> sense. What do others think?
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