Re: Make investment balance zeroDan Eastes on August 11, 2002 at 17:25:20:
In Reply to: Re: Make investment balance zero posted by Mark on August 10, 2002 at 21:19:29:
: : I have several investments in which all shares held by the custodian were sold, yet FM shows a small number of "residual" shares, either positive or negative. The discrepancies were probably clerical type errors on my part. How do I make these investments show zero shares?
: Hi Dan,
: Go into "Options/Preferences.../Display" and set the share digits to display
: For recording in the future, here are some tips to prevent this, from the
: Recording Transactions Without Rounding Errors
(1) "Investments (all)" displays all recorded investment transactions, not the balance of the investment. Editing here just edits the number of shares in the last transaction, not what I want.
(2) The prescribed editing procedure (edit button) permits setting the number of shares to any number other than zero. (This is reasonable since the field are being multiplied by another field.) I want to zero out the investment. If I could get past the problem in (1) above, I might try setting the number of shares to 0.000001. That's pretty close to zero, but there should be a cleaner way to edit the current number of shares. Maybe I'm missing something in your instructions.
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