Sidebar has incorrect account balance

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22 Jan, 2012 11:17 PM

The sidebar shows a balance for my brokerage accounts. This value differs from the accounts total shown in the portfolio view for that account. It can be a difference of many hundreds of dollars. Looking at the register I do not see any post dated items (ie nothing in yellow). The register agrees to the penny with the on-line statement for those brokerage accounts and it seem that the sidebar is just not accurate and I am not sure where it is pulling that value from.

The sidebar should have the account balance as of the current date. This discrepancy makes me worry. It is $76 plus change in one account and $370 in another. In one account it over states the value and in another it understates it.

As a guess, I am thinking that they are pulling security prices from two different areas. In one it is using the "current" price and one it is using the "historical" price. This is on a sunday where the historical prices should be last friday's and up to date.

  1. 1 Posted by Noname on 22 Jan, 2012 11:45 PM

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    Two things to check:

    • I've noticed that the side bar doesn't immediately update the investment acct totals after changes are made to the acct. Sometimes I either need to move back to the home page or close and open the program to get the side bar to update.

    • Check under Moneydance (File for Windows)> Preferences and under the General tab see what type of balance you selected to display in the side bar (Sidebar Balance Type).

  2. 2 Posted by sth on 23 Jan, 2012 04:20 PM

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    I'll check the preferences tonight, but closing the application and re-opening it seemed to work. But that is odd since those account balances should not have changed during the last session.

    There was a discussion about the "Net Worth" view in the header and why that seemed to always be off by a small amount. I can't find the discussion now but that seems to not be resolved either.

  3. 3 Posted by Noname on 23 Jan, 2012 05:08 PM

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    I have found that for some reason not every security updates properly at the time I initially run the Q&E extension. I too have found that prices have changed after I thought I had a "final" price for the day (or week as you point out). I think it's a Yahoo quirk based on what I've read from this forum.

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