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Posted by Mark on September 13, 2002 at 07:45:18:

In Reply to: 2 problems + 1 question/suggestion posted by Scott on September 12, 2002 at 19:44:07:

: Problem 1
: The balance fields in the "Investment Transactions" report appear to always show the balance based on the date, not necessarily the balance after the transaction on a given line. At the end of each month, I always have a govt fee deduction and an interest line item on the same day. For example,
: 22/7/02 balance = 31,691.200
: 31/7/02 RnvFee -3.00 balance = 31,826.680
: 31/7/02 RnvInt +138.48 balance = 31,826.680

: Is this a bug?

: Problem 2
: Also, I changed my cash management account so my old CMT account has a balance of $0 and is hidden and my new CMT account is set up as my default. However, my old CMT account still shows up in the legend of the Portfolio Value Pie Chart with a 0% value. Is there anyway to get rid of this?

: Question / Suggestion
: It would be nice if, when entering a buy/sell transaction, you could specify both a contract date and a settlement date so that your share purchase is effective on the contract date but the transaction is listed in your cash account on the settlement date. At the moment, I have to correct the date on all of my cash account entries when I reconcile with my statement. Manually entering the cash transactions instead of using the default account would correct this but that's as much work as correcting when I reconcile and I'm lazy! =)

: Thanks,
: Scott

Hi Scott,

#1: It is intended, and does work the way you describe. The "Balance"
column shows the end of date balance, not the end of that transaction

#2: Make sure your share balance is really 0, all the way out to 6 significant
digits. Under "Options/Preferences.../Display" set the Share Digits to 6. Then
use "Edit/All Data..." to make sure your share balance is really 0. If it
is 0.0001 for example, it will get a slice of the pie chart.

To prevent rounding errors see this from the online help:

Recording Transactions Without Rounding Errors
Often there can be small rounding errors on your transaction summary statement, as provided by your fund company. Improperly recorded, this can lead to small differences between the share balances reported by Fund Manager and your statements. To prevent rounding errors, record the Value and Shares fields in Fund Manager as displayed on your fund statement. Then, press the Tab key to move the input focus to the Price field. Fund Manager will automatically adjust the Price field to be consistent with the Value and Shares. This method records the Value and Shares as displayed on your statement. If there are rounding errors on your statement, the Price recorded by Fund Manager will be adjusted to the correct price (consistent with the Value and Shares). Fund Manager always ensures that Value = Shares * Price.
You can move the input focus around on a dialog box by pressing the Tab key on your keyboard. The order that the focus moves around on a dialog box is referred to as the "tab order". The transaction dialogs in Fund Manager have their tab order set to facilitate this recording method. The tab order in transaction dialogs moves from the Value, to the Shares, and then to the Price controls.

Thanks for the suggestion, I can see how that would be useful.

Mark Beiley

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