Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Mar 19 12:24:27 EST 2006

Unfortunately the only way is.. "intuition".
GnuCash 2.0 will help you do the Gain/Loss splits automatically
based on the "Lots" subsystem.


"Todd W." <ttop123 at comcast.net> writes:

> 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.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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