Stock sale splits

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Mar 19 14:23:34 EST 2006

"Todd W." <ttop123 at> writes:

> So, a "negative capital gain" -- yes, I understand that a capital  
> loss is the opposite of a gain.  The question is how do I represent  
> this in the transaction?  Since negative numbers don't get input, you  
> know.

Sure you can.  It just goes in the other column.

> For a loss, do I put the Expense:Capital Loss in the "total buy"  
> column and the balancing amount for Asset:Stock:SYMBOL in the in the  
> sell column?

Yes.  You just reverse the columns from a gain.  Or you can enter
in a negative number and gnucash should do that for you.


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