Loading into Reckon Accounts 2018 a US stock traded in $US.

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I have Reckon Accounts Personal Plus 2018. I want to load a US stock whose price updates automatically in the Update function, yet whose price is shown in A$ in the list of stocks on the home page. The Reckon Accounts online manual is silent on setting up a stock traded on a foreign exchange in foreign currency; and I can't find an answer on the Reckon Community site. Thank you.
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Diver Dave

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Ross, you need to set-up a US$ Portfolio account to hold the US stocks, which will download daily - prices are actually live when the US market is open.

I'm not awar of any way to automatically convert the US$ price to A$'s in RPP.  It's necessary to create an A$ stock in your A$ Portfolio and enter prices manually. For example if you hold CL then create an A$ stock CLA.  Hope that makes sense. 
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Thanks for your fast and helpful response, Diver Dave.
Please explain what you mean by a US$ Portfolio account. Would that account be in a separate Reckon file?
The price total (i.e. price times number of shares) does update, but it stays in US$. As the exchange rates also update, it would seem simple for the US$ total to be converted by RPP to the A$ equivalent. But I guess Reckon has never bothered to make this happen.
Is there a way I could ask Reckon to consider doing this, please?
In the meantime I’ll do it manually, as you suggest.
Thanks again.
With good wishes
Ross.
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Ross, it would be easier to respond in detail off-line - e-mail me at david.stewart@optusnet.com.au 
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US shares in Reckon are denominated in USD. The holding detail will be in USD but your daily totals in Portfolio view will include the value of this holding in AUD. The exchange rate is the rate downloaded in the update process. You can explicitly see the value in AUD of that US shareholding in the relevant account in the net worth report.
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Can you clarify how you have added US stocks, David?  It's not possible to add a US Stock to an A$ Investment Account - it must be added to a US $ one.  What do you mean by "daily totals  .. include the value in AUD"?

In my Portfolio View the value of the US Stocks is reported in US $'s, although under Portfolio Value it shows in AUD.

How do you record US Dividends?