Converting from Moneydance 2015 to 2017, investment details changed

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18 Apr, 2017 05:18 PM

When I converted my data over last week from Moneydance 2015 to 2017, I found my investment totals changed significantly. I am tracking approximately 100 different securities; after the conversion about 10 of these were showing an incorrect numbers of shares owned. In at least three of these that I have investigated, the security was showing a "stock split" that was not there before the conversion from 2015 to 2017. When I removed these phantom "stock splits", the total now matched what was in there before, and agreed with brokerage statements. Have you heard of this before? Any other, less tedious ways to find these errors?

  1. 1 Posted by samuel.o.taylor on 18 Apr, 2017 06:08 PM

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    Update: The stock splits were legit - each stock did indeed split on the day, and in the ratio, that was captured in the history. But it appears that when a stock split is entered in Moneydance, the program goes back and adjusts all the share transactions up to that date to reflect the splits. I have to presume that when i converted the data to Moneydance 2017, it re-applied the stock split to older shares, even though that had already been done. In all 3 examples, when I removed the stock split, the share totals now matched the brokerage and my earlier totals in Moneydance 2015.

  2. 2 Posted by Ian O on 20 Apr, 2017 02:18 PM

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    Hi Samuel,

    Sorry to hear of the issue you encountered when upgrading. I'm glad to see you managed to get to the bottom of the issue and thank you for posting the solution you found to resolve this. This may come in handy if any other customers find themselves in a similar situation. I'll close this discussion now but please get back in touch if you have questions or need any assistance in future.

    Ian O
    Infinite Kind Support

  3. Ian O closed this discussion on 20 Apr, 2017 02:18 PM.

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