share adjustments

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11 Mar, 2015 07:17 PM

Attempting to adjust shares I created a BUY, selected a security, entered the number of shares, put zero for share price, if needed, and hit enter. The name of the security then changes to the first name in my list of securities requiring I reselect the right security, put zero for share price, and hit enter again. This does not occur for a SELL.

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 11 Mar, 2015 08:14 PM

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    I do not believe the software has been designed to really allow for buys and sells of shares without a price or an amount without a number of shares, I know it can work to a degree but I have also seen problems arise. What you are really looking for is add and remove options.

    That being said what is the reason for needing to perform the adjustment, perhaps there is another approach you can take.

  2. 2 Posted by osc.williams on 11 Mar, 2015 09:19 PM

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    Hello. I have a number of reverse splits, mergers, and convertible
    rights of new/reorganized shares that require I change share amounts
    without changing values. The issue I'm having with the software is that
    it re-selects the security to the first one in my securities list when I
    press enter and then I have to undo that, which is annoying but I don't
    have to do it a lot.

    An added thoughts: It would be nice to add to the Action list to include
    Interest, purchase/sale of rights, and exercise of rights, share
    adjustment add/remove, cash-in-lieu, and spin-off.

    Thanks, Oscar Williams

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 12 Mar, 2015 03:25 AM

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    You will find plenty of discussions in the forums about what Investment transaction types are required to make Moneydance more complete in this space.

    The only real solution I have found to eliminate partial shares is to set up the account originally so it can only have whole shares (by selecting the number of decimal places to 0).

    For interest you can use Div and DivXfr transactions the action really describes how the transaction is handled not necessarily what it is used for. Use this transaction with an Interest category to record interest received.

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