Spurious Share Price in History at Dividend Dates

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27 Jul, 2015 12:10 PM

This problem appears a couple of times in past discussions, but has been closed out by IK without a resolution.
When a dividend is paid, MD enters a share price of 1 in the history. This creates problems: Various MD reports give wrong values (e.g. [Account Balances] and [Net Worth]). Also, the share price history graph has silly spikes in it.
An earlier thread on this says that this unit price doesn't matter because "it's just a placeholder". Well, it does matter, for the reasons given above. If it's just a placeholder, then MD should stop inserting it in the share price history. Otherwise we have the tedious task of manually combing through our histories for bad data.

P.S. You can't amend the share price against each dividend payment because it is greyed-out. Anyway, doing this may not amend the spurious entry in the history.

  1. 1 Posted by richard-a on 21 Aug, 2015 09:08 AM

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    I have just created a test dividend in MD 2015 build 1225. It didn't spawn a spurious price in the history.

    Does this mean the bug has been fixed?

  2. 2 Posted by Tom Freeman on 24 Aug, 2015 08:05 PM

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    Yes the bug was fixed. Also you should upgrade to build 1280 A number of investmetn bugs were fixed from previous builds.

    Get that here: http://infinitekind.com/preview

    Tom Freeman
    Infinite Kind Support

  3. 3 Posted by drdgolya on 11 Nov, 2015 10:35 AM

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    I have build 1299, and all dividends still have this issue.
    It makes many charts USELESS, and all the investment components produce crazy numbers.

  4. 4 Posted by Tom Freeman on 11 Nov, 2015 05:00 PM

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    Can you send a screen shot of your securities detail window for one of the securities having this issue, a screen shot of the price history for this security. Can you please copy the contents of your console window and paste to a reply.

    How are the dividends imported to your MD file, direct download or qif import?

    Tom Freeman
    Infinite Kind Support

  5. 5 Posted by richard-a on 11 Nov, 2015 05:25 PM

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    I did not make this post, drdgolya did.




    Richard Austin

  6. 6 Posted by Tom Freeman on 11 Nov, 2015 05:38 PM

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    Tom Freeman
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  7. Tom Freeman closed this discussion on 11 Nov, 2015 05:38 PM.

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