Todd W. ttop123 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 17 16:37:12 EST 2006

On Mar 17, 2006, at 1:28 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:

> Are you sure that the real gain is only $7.02?

And there you've found it... I double checked and this was in  
error... the gain was actually 45.42 and that's where the missing  
38.40 went!  And yes "only" 45.42 -- that's why I sold :-)

How could I have detected on my own that this was where the error was?

Thanks for your help.

>> 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  behavior?
> 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
> PriceDB entries.

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