The bank register is there to facilitate Investment accounts that offer some banking type facilities - like Cheque writing. Hence it exposes the standard bank type register to allow this.
The Bank Register has no way of displaying Investment type transaction, it really does not understand them and has no way of mapping the transaction to the fields it knows about so does not try to display them, hence why you will not see things like buys, sells etc in the Bank Register.
Bank Registers work in a totally different way to Investment Registers even though the layout and look is similar.
Because of this the running balance of the account that the Bank Register shows is meaningless - I personally think it would be better if this could be eliminated from this view. The only useful detail is the transaction itself.
I do not think dwg's answer deals fully with your question,
I do not understand how you got the funds to buy the stocks, but if you used money from the bank account you have to transfer that to your investment account to get what you want on cash in the bank (as well as the funds to buy the new stock). I agree fully with dwg's comments that direct xfr referencing will not work for a securities purchase using funds from a bank account, but your questions seems to be beyond that.
The Bank register is not a different account to the Investment. There is only one account, the bank register is a view of a subset of data in the investment account and allows for functionality to be available that the Investment register does not support.
The banking Register view was added a few releases back, it was in response to users that have an investment account that gives you things like cheque book access to the cash account that are usually associated with such investments so that you could do banking transactions.
Prior to this people would have set up a separate bank account for this. I think one of the problems with his approach for some relates to online banking where the account type could be significant and if it does not match can impact downloading of data.
The way I have always done this, previously in Quicken and now in MD is to define not a bank account but an asset account for the cash held in my investment account. I maintain a zero cash balance in the investment account itself and maintain the cash flow separately in the asset account, including all dividends etc. A big advantage of this is that I can see immediately the cash balance in each of my accounts. I use buyxfr and sellxfr when I am dealing with security transactions.
My broker does allow certain payments to be made from the investment account (tax payments for example) and while I seldom use this facility, I have. In the asset account, the payments are easily entered as they would be in a true Bank account.
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I am a fellow user of Moneydance.
MD has a type of account they call an asset account. They think of it as being used for real estate and other non-security items. But it can be used for cash. I do so for the cash in my securities accounts. One can use the buyxfr and sellxfr transactions in the investment accounts to use the cash asset account. Entering dividends and distributions and so on is I think easier in an asset account than an investment account.
I suggest you start with the Knowledge Base section on Asset accounts to learn more.