Stock Price History Should Not Have Been Updated

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16 Feb, 2010 08:24 PM

The price history of a security comes from a variety of sources: investment transactions I enter that include a security price, prices I enter enter directly in the Price History window, prices I download from the Internet, and prices I import..

I downloaded all my Stock and Mutual fund prices as I setup the security in MoneyDance. I then started importing or manually entering transaction for active investments. As I started reconciling the results back to Quicken, I started seeing differences. The problem I encountered is that the Buy's, Sell's and Reinvested Dividends updated the closing market prices of the security which was throwing off the total balance for the Account on the Portfolio Report.

For one account in particular I have over 4,000 transactions from 2002 forward and many of them are in fractional shares. The transaction price per share in many instances did not represent the true transaction value (but were calculated correctly). For example, during a Portfolio Reallocation I have a transaction for 0.001 shares for $0.03 ($30.00 per share) when the Mutual Fund is trading in the range of $10 per share. The price history was changed to $30.00 per share.

I believe that Price History should not be updated from the transaction if there is already a price record for that security on that given day. So for example, if I purchase shares on 2/16 and enter the purchase into MoneyDance, if there was no price history for 2/16, I would update the price record from the transaction price. If there was a price record (no matter how it got into MoneyDance), I would not update the record.


  1. 1 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 22 Feb, 2010 02:59 PM

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    Thanks for this information. I'll pass this information on to our developer for consideration. What you say does make quite a bit of sense, especially for entering historical data.

    Our feature request and bug reporting system is integrated with our wiki. We invite our users to register and use these systems to help improve Moneydance by bringing bugs to our attention and requesting new features. Users can also vote on tickets, which helps us determine how wide-spread bugs are and which requests have the most demand.

    Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, and thank you for your interest in Moneydance.

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  2. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 22 Feb, 2010 02:59 PM.

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