Generating an expense report for a mutual fund account

Robert Ramsdell rcriii at
Sun Mar 26 08:07:02 EST 2006

When you sell the shares, aren't you transferring the proceeds to an
expense account (Expenses:Investment Fees:Mutual Funds or some such)?
If so then just run your report on that account.

If you are not doing this, then what are you doing with proceeds of
these sales?


On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 21:59 -0500, Rustom Mirza wrote:
> I am running 1.8.11 and have set up various mutual fund accounts for 
> mutual funds that are available through our employer.
> The slight difference between these mutual funds and regular North 
> American mutual funds is that the management expense is not part of the 
> mutual fund unit price and is explicitly withdrawn monthly by selling 
> the appropriate number of units of the fund.
> I have set up the commodity to be the mutual fund units.
> All I am looking to do is generate a report on what the dollar amount of 
> the management expenses were for a given time period.
> For example if a unit is worth $1 and the monthly expense is $2, every 
> month would see by number of units decrease by 2 if the price of the 
> units stayed the same.
> I want to generate a report that would show that the yearly expense was $24.
> When I try, I always end up with reports showing the balance of the 
> number of mutual fund units. (ie. I can see that by unit balance 
> decreased by 12)
> Is there a way for me to generate a report showing the dollar amounts 
> for these transactions ?
> Thanks,
> Rustom
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