warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Mar 17 16:28:58 EST 2006
Quoting "Todd W." <ttop123 at comcast.net>:
> I have an Income:Capital Gain:Taxable:Short-term for 7.02 and a
> balancing 7.02 to the Assets:Investments:...:FundName.
Are you sure that the real gain is only $7.02?
> But I'll admit that stock sales confuse me in GnuCash... when I
> follow the guide's instructions for entering the split transaction in
> the account's register, once I "Enter" that transaction, it seems to
> result in two entries in an account's register. Both entries
> seem to contain the same split detail, but when collapsed, one entry
> shows the Buy for $7.02 and the other shows the Sell for the number
> of shares and the price. This is confusing to me - is this correct
Yes, you'll see two entries because the register is showing you Splits,
not Transactions. So, when you have a transaction with two splits into
the same account, that transaction will show up twice. This is not a
bug, although it might be confusing.
Another question: What Price Source do you use on your balance sheet?
You might want to use the PriceDB source and make sure you have proper
> On Mar 17, 2006, at 1:00 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
>> Please CC Gnucash-user on ALL replies....
>> Quoting "Todd W." <ttop123 at comcast.net>:
>>> Yes, there was a stock sale -- I sold a mutual fund and bought
>>> another one. I followed the guide's instructions for entering the
>>> transactions. Both transactions appear to be balanced.
>> Did you manually add the proper gain/loss splits?
>> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
>> Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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