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Michael P. Soulier
Hi,

I'm trying to add a new fund in the price editor.

I choose a type of FUND, but in the pulldown for currency/security, there's
nothing there. Confused.

Also, it's insisting on a stock symbol, but to my knowledge mutual funds don't
have them, do they?

Mike

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Re: currency/security in the price editor

Michael P. Soulier
On 07/08/06 Michael P. Soulier said:

> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to add a new fund in the price editor.
>
> I choose a type of FUND, but in the pulldown for currency/security, there's
> nothing there. Confused.
>
> Also, it's insisting on a stock symbol, but to my knowledge mutual funds don't
> have them, do they?

So, I finally managed to work around the price editor. I've entered a Mutual
Fund with a unit price of $10.4510. When I set the account to this fund, and
try to buy 12.265 units, it rounds to 12.26, defaults to a price of 1 (but it
should know the price, right??). If I override the price, when I hit enter, it
just puts the price to 12.26 and pops up a dialog telling me that the
transaction isn't balanced.

I'm just trying to do an opening value here...very confused.

Mike
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Re: currency/security in the price editor

David Reiser
I'm pretty sure you want to visit the 'Security Editor' first, to  
define the fund, and then just go pick the defined fund fund in the  
Price Editor to track prices, making sure you don't tell gnucash to  
try to retrieve quotes online. Use the price editor to enter NAV's  
whenever you want to update your records.

Make sure the 'fraction traded' value is 1/1000 or smaller (in the  
fund definition), and that should allow you to trade the units you  
mention.

Many mutual funds do have ticker symbols so that prices can be  
tracked via aggregate sources like Yahoo quotes. I don't know about  
funds of funds in general, but this one certainly doesn't seem to  
have a ticker symbol. When you define the  Security, just give it a  
code that means something to you and doesn't conflict with a real  
ticker symbol for some other security.

Dave


On Aug 7, 2006, at 6:44 PM, Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> On 07/08/06 Michael P. Soulier said:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm trying to add a new fund in the price editor.
>>
>> I choose a type of FUND, but in the pulldown for currency/
>> security, there's
>> nothing there. Confused.
>>
>> Also, it's insisting on a stock symbol, but to my knowledge mutual  
>> funds don't
>> have them, do they?
>
> So, I finally managed to work around the price editor. I've entered  
> a Mutual
> Fund with a unit price of $10.4510. When I set the account to this  
> fund, and
> try to buy 12.265 units, it rounds to 12.26, defaults to a price of  
> 1 (but it
> should know the price, right??). If I override the price, when I  
> hit enter, it
> just puts the price to 12.26 and pops up a dialog telling me that the
> transaction isn't balanced.
>
> I'm just trying to do an opening value here...very confused.
>
> Mike
> --
> Michael P. Soulier <[hidden email]>
> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
> takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
> direction." --Albert Einstein
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