Mutual fund reinvestment option

John Ralls jralls at
Sat May 23 23:41:16 EDT 2015

> On May 23, 2015, at 6:18 PM, Divakar R. <divakar07 at> wrote:
> How else should the transaction be recorded? As I understand, 600 comes
> in as income and 600 is added to the investment account. Even if I enter
> a single line transaction in Assets:Investments:Mutual Fund:Fund_A as
> Transfer:Income:Mutual Fund:Fund_A Shares 18.296: Price 32.7941: Buy 600,
> the split looks as I have indicated in earlier mail.
> I seem to be missing something here and am not able to get this right.

You need four transactions, which you can do as one or two transactions at your pleasure, though if you’re using the Advanced Portfolio Report there are some subtleties that I don’t know about since I don’t use it.

The splits, when viewed in Assets:Investments:Mutual Fund:Fund_A, which should be of type FUND or STOCK:
						Shares	Price	  Buy	  Sell
Income:Mutual Fund:Fund_A		  				   600
Assets:Brokerage Account:Cash					  600
Assets:Brokerage Account:Cash						   600
Assets:Investments:Mutual Fund:Fund_A     	18.296	32.7941	  600

I usually record these as two transactions, one for the dividend and one for the repurchase.

John Ralls

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