Resend: Stock sale skews balance sheet by commission amount

TRunner ttop123 at
Thu Oct 12 00:20:48 EDT 2006

I don't know to either determine or modify what currency this  
particular transaction used.  Where do I look?  I tried to choose  
"Edit Exchange Rate" from the context menu, but nothing happened when  
I picked that item (no menu displayed or anything).  The account  
seems to be set for the correct commodity, as far as I can tell.

On Oct 11, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:

> I dont know.  That transaction looks right to me.  Are you sure
> that the transaction currency is correct and that you didn't
> get bitten by
> -derek
> TRunner <ttop123 at> writes:
>> Just as a side note, I don't post questions here very often, but it
>> seems like most of the time when I do I never get a response the
>> first time and have to prod the list with a re-send.  Am I doing
>> something that's bad etiquette in my questions, or have I just been
>> unlucky?
>> Original post:
>> I'm not sure exactly what my mistake here is, but if someone can
>> point it out it would be very helpful.
>> After this stock sale transaction, my balance sheet is off by $34
>> (I'm sure it's not coincidental that's the commission amount), but
>> the transaction itself balances, so I don't know what I'm doing  
>> wrong.
>> Expense:Investment:Commission			buy 34.00
>> Assets:Investments:brokerage				buy 3269.68
>> Expense:Capital Loss						buy 713.32
>> Assets:Investments:brokerage:fund              -580.612 shares @  
>> 5.69	
>> sell 3303.68
>> Assets:Investments:brokerage:fund  								sell 713.32
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