Negative balance error message when trying to add a buy transactio

Discussion in 'Microsoft Money' started by Scottygirl, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Scottygirl

    Scottygirl Guest

    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
     
    Scottygirl, Sep 1, 2006
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  2. Scottygirl

    Rolls-Royce Guest

    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
     
    Rolls-Royce, Sep 12, 2006
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  3. Scottygirl

    Scottygirl Guest

    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.
     
    Scottygirl, Sep 13, 2006
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  4. Scottygirl

    Rolls-Royce Guest

    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
     
    Rolls-Royce, Sep 13, 2006
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