I recently started buying some stocks and track them with gnuCash. I used the gnuCash manual to get started. Basically I have
Assets:Broker Account where I transfer money. From this account I buy stocks into
Assets:Stocks:<SYMBOL>. The latter accounts are created as type "Stock" and each one uses a security called
Clearly I would like to track the (current) value of my stocks. However, gnuCash shows an arbitrary Dollar amount in the stocks parent account (
I do not only know how gnucash determines this value, I would also expect that this value reflects the sum of the currents stocks that exists underneath.
A picture says more than thousand words, so this is how it looks like:
The 1116.60$ looks arbitrary to me and it is clearly not the value of the stocks underneath! "1 GOOGL" alone was about 1050$ when I bought it! The number should be around 8000$.
What is going wrong here?