multi-currency issue

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Mar 19 14:33:57 EST 2006

I suspect you're hitting
or even -- I can't
tell based on your limited description here.


Wouter van Marle <wouter at> writes:

> Hi all,
> I have a serious issue with multi-currency work.
> The situation:
> I have an investment account, that has mutual funds in both USD and EUR. My
> bank account is in HKD. I have set the exchange rates USD-HKD and EUR-HKD.
> I have now:
> -- Assets
>     -- AIA mutual funds
>         -- EUR funds
>             -- Fund 1
>             -- Fund 2
>         -- USD funds
>             -- Fund 3
>             -- Fund 4
>     -- Checking account
> Now I add shares to the funds, some denomitated in USD, some in EUR. The
> parent account gets nicely calculated (I assume correctly, haven't checked it
> manually - the value at least looks reasonable) in HKD.
> However: the purchase of these funds goes wrong. I enter the number of shares,
> and the value in the share's currency, the money is transferred from the
> checking account that of course is set to HKD. However if I enter say USD 1000
> for the shares purchase, then it deducts HKD 1000 from the checking account,
> and not the about $7800 it should be after conversion. The whole conversion
> does not seem to take place.
> How can I fix this?
> Wouter.

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