Investment Register and Investment Bank Register balances do not match.

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Bob B

04 Jul, 2020 04:54 PM

The 2019 and 020 versions of Moneydance have a problem where the Bank Register and Register for an investment account do not have matching balances. The register has the correct balance and the bank register has an incorrect balance (a large negative balance in my case). The 2017 versions of Moneydance showed the correct balance in both registers.

Is this behavior a feature or a bug? If it's viewed as a feature, please explain why and what value there is in having a wildly inaccurate balance on the bank register.

  1. 1 Posted by Christopher on 04 Jul, 2020 05:20 PM

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    Are you referring to the option of showing either present or future value?

  2. 2 Posted by Bob B on 06 Jul, 2020 03:43 AM

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    No. See the attached which demonstrates for a new account. The documentation states that the bank register is supposed to mimic a chequing account attached to the investment account but the income from securities is not reflected in the bank register so it's not very useful that way.

  3. 3 Posted by Bob B on 19 Jul, 2020 08:54 PM

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    Is anybody there? Can someone answer my question please.

  4. 4 Posted by dwg on 19 Jul, 2020 09:08 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    Only the Investment register shows an accurate balance, it reflects those transactions which it does not know how to handle as Xfr transactions. The bank register is a sub-register and only shows transactions which it can handle, which eliminates all Investment type transactions, it is present so you can enter transactions types that the Investment register cannot process, i.e, split transactions, transfers in foreign currencies etc. The running balance is just of the transactions it can process, so is not a true representation of the actual balance, in my view it would be better if the Bank register did not show any balance at all in these accounts, but I expect it is just displaying the standard register.

  5. 5 Posted by Bob B on 21 Jul, 2020 03:27 AM

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    Thanks for the info. It is very confusing they way it is. I understood that the bank register was used to simulate an attached chequing account to an investment account. As such all transactions that affect the cash balance should be displayed. but I guess that's just they way i think lol. I was also confused because another user said it worked differently in MD2017 but I haven't tried to find that version to check it out.

    Thanks for your response, I appreciate it. I'll just let it go!

  6. Maddy closed this discussion on 21 Jul, 2020 08:41 AM.

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