I am in the process of setting up my portfolio with import of old transactions. Is there a way to ignore the cash contributions of the dividends that resulted from positions due to these transactions.
Assuming I have one counter, ABC. Through the years have accumulated $400 in dividends. However, as of now, I have $200 in my cash position.
I then create the portfolio in stocks cafe on 1 Jan 2022 and import my previous transactions. The auto-calculated dividends will amount to $400.
From my understanding, I have the following options
- Remove all past dividends using the page that shows Dividends Collected. Add a cash deposit of $200 on 1 Jan 2022 to set up the balance. However this will affect the computation of P&L, and corresponding metrics.
- Leave the Dividends as is. Add a cash adjustment transaction of -$400 to negate the dividends received and another cash deposit of $200.
Alternatively, is there a way to recognise the dividend but not effect a cash receipt. Thanks