Decimal places for security prices

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02 Dec, 2021 02:13 PM

When I enter a transaction for a security, the software does not appear to round up the price to 2 decimal places. Attached is a screenshot. I have looked everywhere but can't figure out how to fix this. I'm sure it's something simple, but I just can't seem to find where to set this preference. Thanks in advance.

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 02 Dec, 2021 02:20 PM

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    Correct. Prices do NOT round. They are calculated from value / qty

  2. 2 Posted by Arun on 02 Dec, 2021 05:00 PM

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    Thanks.. do you know if we can request this to be a preference, to set it at 2 decimal places? It would help in reconciling balances with brokerage accounts :)

  3. 3 Posted by JGLevitt on 23 Feb, 2022 01:03 PM

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    I am new to Moneydance. When populating a new file with historical transactions I was dismayed to see that prices that were shown with two decimal places in the source account downloaded in Moneydance with many more places. And I was not able to correct them in the Moneydance file. The staff does not seem to want to talk about it, so I expect it is a "feature" that is not amenable to change.
    If anyone has, or comes up with a way to limit the price shown in transactions to two decimal places I would appreciate information on how to do it.

  4. 4 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 23 Feb, 2022 01:51 PM

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    Are you talking about a security’s decimal places? If so, yes it can be set, but only at the very beginning.

    Load/run toolbox extension and run the security menu/list decimal places report. If it show 2dpc then you can use the edit decimal places function within toolbox.

  5. 5 Posted by JGLevitt on 23 Feb, 2022 02:27 PM

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    Stuart Beesley,
    Yes, I am talking about the way the price of a security appears in a downloaded transaction. These are historical prices which appear in the source with two decimal places but download showing multiple places. At least for some transactions I know that the price that shows in the Moneydance transaction is incorrect. It appears, as I believe you have indicated elsewhere, to have been calculated from two other downloaded numbers.
    I'll look at the toolbox extension you reference to see if it helps.
    Thank you,

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