Stock/Mutual Fund transactions
28 Aug 2002 20:56:06 -0400
I'm trying to duplicate my current Quicken setup in GnuCash, along with
some changes (basically, a change in currency). I am in the processing
of moving to the US, so I want most of my accounts to be set up with USD
as the currency. However, I have some Cdn$ mutual funds in my
My understanding (though I am not sure I've ever seen this spelled out)
is that I create a "Retirement" account, and under this, create a single
account for each mutual fund in my retirement account. Is this correct?
My problem is that if I configure the mutual fund account to use USD, it
doesn't pick up prices downloaded in CAD (I've created a Finance::Quote
module to download Cdn$ mutual fund prices), even though the price
editor has the prices. However, if the mutual fund account is in CAD,
then I can't create transactions properly. If I want to enter a
purchase, Gnucash severely limits the set of possible accounts used to
balance the double-entry accounting. It is limited to other accounts
which use the same mutual fund commodity.
How should I be setting this up?
Thanks for any help,