Negative balance error message when trying to add a buy transactio


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Scottygirl

I have an account with 4 funds in it. I went to add 4 buy transactions for
end of August (same process I have been using for the past few yeas) for each
of the funds. With one of the funds only, (that has over 2000 units in it
already), I try adding the buy transaction for 6 units and I get an error
message
"Adding the sell, remove or redeem shares activity will cause the balance of
"account name" held in this investment account to become negative at some
point. Please cancel this activity.

Why am I getting a sell type error when I am trying to increase the shares
via a buy? No problem on the other 3 funds, just this one.

Any ideas?

Trish
 
R

Rolls-Royce

Scottygirl said:
I have an account with 4 funds in it. I went to add 4 buy transactions for
end of August (same process I have been using for the past few yeas) for each
of the funds. With one of the funds only, (that has over 2000 units in it
already), I try adding the buy transaction for 6 units and I get an error
message
"Adding the sell, remove or redeem shares activity will cause the balance of
"account name" held in this investment account to become negative at some
point. Please cancel this activity.

Why am I getting a sell type error when I am trying to increase the shares
via a buy? No problem on the other 3 funds, just this one.

Any ideas?

Trish
I just started seeing the same thing yesterday on only one of the five
investments in my 401K. The other four are working fine in that I can add
"Buy" information and the transactions are entered without problems. I tried
the Standard Repair on my Money file, and it didn't help. I'm using Money
2005.

Royce
 
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Scottygirl

My version is Money 2006. I ended up selling all the shares and then creating
a new fund of a very similar name and buying them again at the same price.
Only issue is that I lose all the price history and the true cost basis.
However, I'd rather have an accurate balance, so it's worth the trade off.
 
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Rolls-Royce

Hi, Trish. I've been thinking of doing the same thing, and like you, I hate
to lose all the history/cost basis info on this investment. It's really
bizarre that only one investment tanks for each of us, and that the others
work fine.

Royce
 

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