strange behaviour in stock buy transaction
warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu May 3 14:39:35 EDT 2007
I bet you're in the C locale (or maybe en_US), so your locale currency
is USD, not CAD. So you're probably hitting this bug:
Quoting "Hale Boyes, Kevin " <Kevin.HaleBoyes at encana.com>:
> I've been learning more about tracking stock purchases and sales
> in GnuCash and have found something I don't understand.
> First some setup:
> - start GC with --nofile and then create a new file.
> - choose CAD for currency.
> - choose Common + Investment accounts with no opening balances.
> - create new accounts under "Brokerage Account"
> - type Cash named Cash.
> - type Stock named SUNW (for which I created a new commodity
> with fraction 1/100 on the NASDAQ.
> - move $1000 into "Checking Account" from Equity:Opening Balances.
> When I buy stock I tend to transfer money from my chequing account into
> my brokerage account. Then I buy the stock. The end price may not use
> up the full amount of cash that I transfered but that is fine as I run
> a positive cash balance in my brokerage account.
> So, I transfered $400 from chequing to the new cash account under
> "Brokerage Account" -- Assets:Investments:Brokerage Account:Cash.
> Now the balance shown in that ledger is $400.
> Then I buy some shares of SUNW. So, in the SUNW ledger I enter a
> buy with the offset account being Assets:Investments:Brokerage
> and everything looks fine until I look back into the cash account.
> The buy transaction is displayed but the amount fields are blank and
> the balance has not been adjusted and still displays $400.
> I expect the balance to have been adjusted for the money I just used
> to buy the stock but maybe there is something that I'm missing.
> I've included a couple of screen shots.
> This is happening with 2.0.5 and trunk on FC6.
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