Negative lot amounts
When I sell a part of a position, I used to account for it by entering a new lot with a negative amount of shares. Apparently this option was recently
prohibited, it asks to enter a positive number. Please return the possibility to enter a negative amount.
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Jason YH commented
It's really crazy that this stuff is so hard.. or not at least documented.
I sold a partial position... I am able to enter negative quantity and the (positive) execution price. But the total % gain on the remaining position is fubar (should be +175.74 but is displaying -3,112.15%).
Is it asking a lot to allow for correct tracking long sales (or short buybacks)? It seems absurd that this kind of issue comes up after so many years. Thank you.
can you allow negative share amounts in the holdings view of stock entries??
I also went to the contact us page to enter an email help request with this , but the help would keep giving me an invalid YID error but no way to enter in grayed box. My YID was correct
in the holdings view of a portfolio, finance allows adding new lots.However, to track shares sold, a negative share lot amount is not accepted.
I can not enter negative ( $$CASH ) I get a pop up message saying I need to enter an amount greater than zero.
Dear Yahoo Finance, I followed your suggestion, went to (https://help.yahoo.com/kb/finance-for-web# and clicked "Contact Us", it gave me two options: Contact a Yahoo Specialist and See Product-related Help Articles. I've chosen the former, but it led to creation a new support case #00229004. I attached the requested screenshot there.
I also believe you can reproduce the situation by creating a portfolio, adding a symbol and creating a two lots under that symbol - one with a positive 100 shares and one with (-20) shares. You'll see what happens. Also place the mouse cursor on (-20), you'll see the message asking to enter an amount no less than 0.