newbie how-to-best-do-it ?
Tue, 05 Sep 2000 22:37:46 -0700
"Frank P. Miles" writes:
> Bill Gribble wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 11:46:32PM +1100, Robert Graham Merkel wrote:
> > > Frank P. Miles writes:s
> > > > c) set up an "income" account on higher level
> > > > Problem: Gnucash can't readily associate the income
> > > > with its source. It still gets counted as cost.
> > > > Similar things occur, AFAICT, with bank accounts and such.
> > >
> > > You're absolutely right - we need the ability to associate dividends
> > > (which directly affect only an income and a bank account) with the
> > > stock that generates them.
> > I must have deleted the first bit of this thread, sorry.
> > What's the problem with the way the QIF code does this automatically?
> > Each stock you hold has a separate income account for dividends,
> > also separated by the brokerage:
> > Dean Witter:IBM Common <---- the STOCK account
> > Dividends:Dean Witter:IBM Common <---- income account for dividends
> > This isn't as pretty as it could be, but it correctly keeps the
> > information separate. RSN each account will also have some
> > meta-information that will allow you to "group" all the IBM-related
> > accounts together, but the way described above doesn't get you any
> > wrong answers. Does it?
> When you look at the individual accounts, the numbers are all
> The signs take some effort to internalize but that's ok.
You have some control over how signs are displayed.
See the Settings menu under "General" and "Reverse balance accounts".