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When entering a buy transaction for a stock, should the amount be negative?

I'm setting up a 401K account and entering historic data so that I have the price paid for each fractional share of stock purchased. I have been entering the amount paid as a positive number, but after the transaction screen is closed, it is showing the amount paid as a negative number and the total balance as a negative number. Is that what it should be?

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  • PHXLaw
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