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Gareth Julian

29 Nov, 2016 08:22 AM

I want to add shares I already own to Moneydance. Where and how do I put the information so the value of my holdings registers in 'summary'.

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 29 Nov, 2016 12:59 PM

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    Hi Gareth,

    Adding securities is a 3-step process:

    1. Add the security to Moneydance. Menu bar > Tools > Securities. Click the (+) sign and fill in the particulars of the security. Make sure when filling in the 'Max Decimal Places' to match the number of decimal places that your brokerage reports on your statement.

    2. Create an Investment account in Moneydance and add the security to it. Create an investment account. Menu bar > Account > New Account > Investment > Fill in the particulars of the account. Click OK. The new account will appear on the left side bar. Access the account. From the tabs along the top, select 'Securities Detail'. In the upper right-hand quadrant, click 'Add Security'. Select the desired security from the 'Security' drop-down list. Fill in / select any desired particulars and click OK.

    3. Enter a Buy transaction (txn) into the register so as to reflect your holdings. From the tabs along the top, select 'Register'. Click the 'New Transaction' button in the upper right-hand corner. A new txn will appear at the bottom of the register in Edit mode. Fill in the particulars of the Buy txn. Doing so will create negative Cash Balance. You can zero-out the Cash Balance by entering an 'Initial Balance' into the account to cover the cost of the Buy txn. From the menu bar, go to Account > Edit Account. In the resulting form, you can enter / edit the 'Initial Balance'. You can also fund the purchase by making a transfer from another account.

    Check the Moneydance Knowledge Base for more information.

    HTH -Kevin N.

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