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Source code changes of the file "guide/C/ch_invest.xml" between
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About: GnuCash is a personal and small business finance application (documentation).

ch_invest.xml  (gnucash-docs-3.9):ch_invest.xml  (gnucash-docs-3.10)
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</sect2> </sect2>
<sect2 id="invest-sellLots"> <sect2 id="invest-sellLots">
<title>Selling Shares with Automatic Calculation of Capital Gain or Loss <title>Selling Shares with Automatic Calculation of Capital Gain or Loss
Using Lots</title> Using Lots</title>
<sect3 id="invest-sellLotsIntro"> <sect3 id="invest-sellLotsIntro">
<title>Introduction</title> <title>Introduction</title>
<para> <para>
<ulink url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lot">Wikipedia</ulink> <ulink url="&url-wp-en;Lot">Wikipedia</ulink>
includes the following definition of a lot includes the following definition of a lot
</para> </para>
<para><quote>a set of goods for sale together in an auction; or a <para><quote>a set of goods for sale together in an auction; or a
quantity of a financial instrument</quote>. quantity of a financial instrument</quote>.
</para> </para>
<para> <para>
&app; has a built-in lot management &app; has a built-in lot management
facility that can be used to keep track of capital gains or losses facility that can be used to keep track of capital gains or losses
resulting from security sales. Buy and sell transactions are put into resulting from security sales. Buy and sell transactions are put into
lots for the purpose of calculating the cost of the sale. More lots for the purpose of calculating the cost of the sale. More
specifically, a lot is used to link particular buy and sell specifically, a lot is used to link particular buy and sell
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gain/loss transaction(s) and retry. Ensure you delete the lot, or at gain/loss transaction(s) and retry. Ensure you delete the lot, or at
least unlink sale transactions from the lot, before you delete a least unlink sale transactions from the lot, before you delete a
capital gain/loss transaction. Otherwise, the <guilabel>Lots in capital gain/loss transaction. Otherwise, the <guilabel>Lots in
Account</guilabel> screen will recreate the capital gain/loss Account</guilabel> screen will recreate the capital gain/loss
transaction when you select the lot.</para> transaction when you select the lot.</para>
</note> </note>
<para> <para>
If you are not familiar with FIFO, LIFO or Average costing, please see If you are not familiar with FIFO, LIFO or Average costing, please see
Wikipedia <ulink Wikipedia <ulink
url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFO_and_LIFO_accounting"> url="&url-wp-en;FIFO_and_LIFO_accounting">
FIFO and LIFO accounting</ulink> and <ulink FIFO and LIFO accounting</ulink> and <ulink
url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Average_cost_method"> url="&url-wp-en;Average_cost_method">
Average cost method</ulink>. Average cost method</ulink>.
</para> </para>
<para> <para>
If you are not familiar with the difference between If you are not familiar with the difference between
&app; transactions and splits, please see &app; transactions and splits, please see
<xref linkend="txns-registers-txntypes" />. <xref linkend="txns-registers-txntypes" />.
</para> </para>
<para> <para>
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