[GNC] Fwd: Incorrect Current Value for stock

GAH gah1178 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 11:15:29 EDT 2018

A potential cause of a strange entry in the price database could be an 
erroneous transaction that was later corrected.  When I manually enter 
stock transactions, I sometimes make an error.  If I have completed the 
transaction entry, the erroneous information is added to the price 
database.  If I subsequently edit the transaction to correct it, then a 
new item is added to the price database but the previous incorrect entry 
is not removed.


On 10/15/2018 12:25 PM, Gerald Mathias wrote:
> "Please remember to copy the list on all replies.
> "Regards,
> "John Ralls"
> Oops! I have seen that reminder so many times! Maybe redundant now:
> Thank you for that. I need to go through Chapter 9, Investments, very
> carefully. I removed the latest price (user:price, as opposed to
> user:split-register and Finance::Quote for earlier prices) and got rid of
> the extra six million dollars but I find lots of mysteries in the Price
> Database besides just how that crazy price got there in the first place.
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 7:04 AM John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>>> On Oct 14, 2018, at 4:35 PM, Gerald Mathias <mathias at hawaii.edu> wrote:
>>> My Stock pages have "Current Value: " followed by a dollar amount at the
>>> bottom. The dollar amount in all but five cases is exactly the same as
>> the
>>> "Buy" entry above.
>>> In four cases "Current Value" and "Buy" figures are rather different, but
>>> not shockingly so.Please remember to copy the list on all replies.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
>>> In the fifth case, I have "Shares 120; Price 100.57; Buy 12,068.40." Then
>>> "Current Value: $6,852,000.00." I'm pretty sure that is wrong, but what
>> is
>>> causing the error?
>> The current value is the number of shares times the latest price in the
>> price database, so open Tools>Price Database and check the prices for that
>> stock.
>> Regards,
>> John Ralls
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