Ghosts of Long Ago Sold Securities Reappear

Recently, 2 securities I sold many years ago have reappeared; one with -0.000024 shares and another with +0.000004 shares. I tried repeating the sale for the one with negative shares using "Sell All Lots," but it had no effect. I then ran Validate and Repair with "Validate File" and "Rebuild Lots" checked, but that didn't help either.

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  • chipwhite935
    chipwhite935 Member ✭✭
    Thank you! :) Your first suggestion: "adjusting the last Sell transaction to make it exact," did the trick for both cases. For example, the one with negative shares showed xxx.000024 shares, I removed the fractional part (.000024) and now it's gone.
    It doesn't explain why it happened in the first place; fuzzy math in the software perhaps? It does make me a little concerned about data integrity. Something to keep an eye on, I guess.
  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    They recently opened up shares and pricing to 6 decimal places.  Previously unseen incremental shares were no longer rounded out to zero.
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