IRA fees for mutual funds?

Bill Gribble
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:32:59 -0600

On Fri, Dec 15, 2000 at 07:55:55AM -0800, Frank P. Miles wrote:
> 	What is the recommended approach for handling these?  Must one set
> up an associated account for these?  (It would seem that you have to, to
> avoid upsetting the number or cost of existing shares).

This is a common problem with investments; you often have several
different income, expense, and asset accounts, and sometimes equity,
associated with a given security holding.  At the moment, the gnucash
account hierarchy doesn't support grouping different kinds of accounts
together, but Robert Graham Merkel has just this week added support to
the gnucash engine for associating accounts in exactly this way.

This doesn't actually help you, because the feature is only in the 1.5
development series and at the moment there is no user interface for it
at all (i.e. it's not accessible from the GUI) but we are expecting to
release a 2.0 (stable) version in February or so and there will be
full support for grouping related accounts in that version.

Bill Gribble