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From: Kerry Whisnant <whisnant@iastate.edu>
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Subject: fx-devel: Format for reporting judged claims in Trading History
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 Here's another thing I noticed on the Trading History web page. All of the
transactions are listed in terms of Y claims, even for 'short sales', e.g., if
you buy an N claim at 80, it is listed as a sale of a yes at 20, e.g., B -1 @ 20.
However, when an N claim is judged, the final transaction is listed as a buy at
the N claim price, which is not consistent. Here is an example:

 /      Date	 Buy	Price	 Held	Balance	   BEP/
 2005/04/18	  -5	@  10	   -5	  -4.50	  0.10
 2005/04/19	 -10	@  15	  -15	 -13.00	  0.13
 2005/08/23	  15	@ 100	    0	   2.00	PROFIT
 Cost: $   13.00 ; Income: $   15.00 ; Held Value: $    0.00  Return:  15.38%

First, Y claims were sold (N claims bought), resulting in a negative number of Y
claims. Then when the Y claim did not come true it was judged at 0. The last
transaction above represents the judging and should read B 15 @ 0 if written in
terms of a Y claim, or S 15 N @ 100. Instead it is listed as a B 15 @ 100. 

There is a similar problem when an N claim is judged at 0. An example:

 /      Date	 Buy	Price	 Held	Balance	   BEP/
 2001/11/15	  -5	@  72	   -5	  -1.40	  0.72
 2002/01/15	   5	@   0	    0	  -1.40	  LOSS
 Cost: $    1.40 ; Income: $    0.00 ; Held Value: $    0.00  Return: -100.00%

Here the Y claim was judged true, and the result at judging should be B 5 @ 100
or S 5 N @ 0, but it is listed as B 5 @ 0.

I know this is not a big problem and it doesn't affect the scoring, but it bugs me,
and makes reading the listings more difficult. Is an easy fix possible?

BTW, when a Y claim is judged, the final entry is written in terms of a Y claim,
so it is consistent:

 /      Date	 Buy	Price	 Held	Balance	   BEP/
 1999/01/07	   1	@  12	    1	  -0.12	  0.12
 2001/01/03	  -1	@   0	    0	  -0.12	  LOSS
 Cost: $    0.12 ; Income: $    0.00 ; Held Value: $    0.00  Return: -100.00%

 /      Date	 Buy	Price	 Held	Balance	   BEP/
 1998/10/29	  50	@  94	   50	 -47.00	  0.94
 1998/10/29	  55	@  94	  105	 -98.70	  0.94
 1998/11/07	-105	@ 100	    0	   6.30	PROFIT
 Cost: $   98.70 ; Income: $  105.00 ; Held Value: $    0.00  Return:   6.38%
 
 

-- 
Kerry Whisnant                  High Energy Physics Group
whisnant@iastate.edu            Department of Physics and Astronomy
(515)294-3735                   Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011


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