stock adjustments

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun May 13 16:48:21 EDT 2007


Steve Kelem <steve at> writes:

> (Nope. No freedom to move, only not to invest.)
> So....I've tried to add a fudge amount in one of my commodities so that I can reconcile that (sub)account. Gnucash keeps changing the commodity price.
> The transaction is entered as:
> 				Shares Price	Buy	Sell
> <date> Fudge ING Stock fund 	0.001		0.001
> 	Assets:Invest:...	0.001	9.65449	0.01
> 	Equity:Opening Balances			0.01
> When I'm entering the transaction, GC enters default shares, price, and Buy amounts.  I type over the #shares and price. Then GC asks which column I want to adjust. The choices are Shares, Price, and Value.  I want to change Buy, so I select Value.  The transaction then is changed to look like:
> <date> Fudge ING Stock fund 	0.001		0.001
> 	Assets:Invest:..:A468	0.001	10	0.01
> 	Equity:Opening Balances			0.01
> 	Orphan-USD
> 					1		0.02
> 					1
> I've tried changing the price to 9.65449, but GC keeps changing it back to 10.
> Any idea why I can't enter the correct price?
> Also, what are the extra lines at the end of the transaction?
> Thanks,
> Steve

As I've said before, the "price" isn't stored, it's computed.  Due
to the rounding when it divides 0.001 shares into $0.01 it gets
a price of $10/share.    You can safely ignore the price because
it just wont really affect anything in the long term.

The extra lines are because you have the "Equity:Opening Balance"
split on the wrong side of the transaction, so gnucash is trying
to balance the transaction for you.


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