Latest update giving crazy current price data

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31 Jul, 2017 10:34 AM

I've just updated to 2017.4 and I'm getting some weird results in my investment entries. I'm not entering a 'Current Price' but somehow the current price is updating giving me investment valuations I can't reconcile.

  1. 1 Posted by Terry on 31 Jul, 2017 10:44 AM

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    Is it possible this has something to do with entering a dividend transaction? I can't work out how this is happening because I can't workout any numbers that could be calculated from the dividend value but the change to the Current Price appears to change when a dividend entry is made.

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 31 Jul, 2017 09:41 PM

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    The only type of Dividend that should have an impact on price is a Dividend Reinvestment transaction. An ordinary Dividend transaction should not have any price information associated with it, Moneydance is known for showing data in some fields in a light grey text but this is placeholder info only and have no effect.

  3. 3 Posted by Tom Freeman on 01 Aug, 2017 04:52 PM

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    Can you please attach a screen shot of your register highlighting some of the dividend transactions and a screen shot of your securities detail window for one of the security with this issue.

    Tom Freeman
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  4. 4 Posted by LR Neden on 01 Sep, 2017 04:19 PM

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    I am experiencing what appears to be the same problem. After typing in the dividend information in the Investment Account register the share prices for the stocks are modified. Am attaching screen prints of the transaction register and the stock prices.

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 02 Sep, 2017 12:19 AM

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    There is a fix regarding historic prices in build 1635:

    fix bug that auto-set an incorrect historic rate or stock price when manually entering a dividend transaction

    Perhaps it is related to what you are experiencing

  6. 6 Posted by Terry Lowndes on 02 Sep, 2017 09:20 AM

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    I've just manually updated my prices and the portfolio value was correct. I then entered some dividend transactions and the problem occurred again so it is defiantly isn't a one off. I don't recall having this problem until the last three months or so.

    dwg wrote:

  7. 7 Posted by Tom Freeman on 15 Sep, 2017 09:08 PM

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    Please confirm that you are using build 1635. Help > about Moneydance.

    I am unable to replicate the issue.

    @LR Neden Are you using multiple currencies, What is the base currency of your data file and the base currency of the investment account? I've tried to replicate on a file using multiple currency when the investment account and security is of a different currency and still can not replicate. Can you please attach a screen shot of the securities detail window for one of these securities.

    @ Terry Where the dividend transactions manually entered or downloaded. Can you too attach a screen shot of the security details window for one of the securities affected.

    Tom Freeman
    Infinite Kind Support

  8. 8 Posted by L.R. Neden on 15 Sep, 2017 09:50 PM

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    Hi Tom

       As far as I can tell the problem is no longer present in build 1635. When I reported the problem I was using build 1624.


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