When you try to sell an investment in Microsoft Money, you receive an error message that is similar to one of the
Adding this Sell or Remove
Shares activity will cause the balance of shares of Investment
Name held in this Investment Account to become negative at some
point. Please arrange your transactions to avoid this.
You have entered more of Investment
Name to renew or redeem than you have in this account.
You are selling or removing more shares of
Investment Name than this Investment Account
contains. There are Number shares available for sale
or removal on the date you entered. Would you like to change this Sell or
Remove Shares to use that quantity?
have entered more shares of Investment Name to sell
or remove than you have in this account. You have
Number shares available on the date of this
transaction. Would you like to sell or remove Number shares?
You have entered more of Investment Name to renew or redeem than you have in this account.
You have entered more shares of Investment Name to sell or remove than you have in this account. You have Number shares available on the date of this transaction. Would you like to sell or remove Number shares?
This issue is probably caused by rounding errors. If you
have fractional shares, Money rounds to the sixth decimal place and may show fewer decimal places in
For example, if you really have 42.3456789 shares,
Money stores that value as 42.345679 and may display it as 42.346 shares. If you try to sell 42.346 shares,
you receive one of the error messages that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.
You receive the first two error messages when you enter a Sell
transaction into an account that does not currently contain any part of that
particular investment. You receive the second two error messages if you try to sell
more shares than you currently own.
Fractional shares may be due to investment splits or to distributions that result in fractional shares or due to group purchases that are divided among many buyers, as is common in Mutual Fund purchases or employer-sponsored investment options in retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, or employee stock purchase programs.