Splits for investment register

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11 Feb, 2023 06:14 PM

Please consider allowing split transactions (even if only for XFR transactions).
When I do stock sales I always end up having to pay...
- Fed taxes
- State taxes
- local taxes.
... etc.

Fidelity takes care of this - automatically withdrawing a lump sum (but giving me a breakdown). I'd like to be able to track that breakdown as part of the XFR record.


  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 11 Feb, 2023 09:38 PM

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    Have you tried switching to the Bank Register in the Investment Account and entering a split transaction?

    In the Investment Register Moneydance is using splits to interact between the Investment account and the security sub-account for the various investment actions.

  2. 2 Posted by gbonawitz on 12 Feb, 2023 12:33 AM

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    On the surface that would make sense... but I've seen tons of weird transactions/behavior with the Bank Register for an investment account, and in seeing others report the same behavior one I saw a reply (from a SME?) to just ignore the Bank Register.

  3. 3 Posted by gbonawitz on 12 Feb, 2023 01:00 AM

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    FWIW - I tried this, and while the total $$ does correspondingly show up in the Register View the fact that it's a split transaction leads to odd display in the Transfer and Fee Category fields in the Register view --> MD just picks 2 of the 5 split category (that I had in my Bank Register transaction) to display, and there's no indiciation that it's a split

  4. 4 Posted by dwg on 12 Feb, 2023 03:54 AM

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    The split is only understood by the bank register, the Investment register does not understand the transaction so it can only display it as a XFR and it does its bet to map the fields. Some refinement to the mapping could possibly be done.

  5. 5 Posted by gbonawitz on 13 Feb, 2023 02:03 AM

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    Maybe if there a way to indicate it better that it was a split and direct the user back to the Bank Register?

    But even then with the Bank Register data generally-speaking pretty much useless my idea would just lead to other issues.

    Is it not possible to fix the Bank Register in the first place, and then somehow allow a split transaction to be indicated in the Register and Bank Register views? For example: all of my cash transfers (deposits) from paychecks show up in both the Register and Bank Register... but when I purchase stock it only records the case decrease in the Register --> the Bank Register just spirals up and up to an ever-increasing positive # is which not correct. I'm wondering why it's even shown in the first place.

  6. 6 Posted by dwg on 13 Feb, 2023 02:39 AM

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    The Bank register was adding in about Moneydance 2014, the goal was to support investment accounts that allow you to use them like a cheque account, the comment has been made in the past that perhaps the balance column should not be shown in this register view.

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