Reinvested dividend increases the total amount

Hello everyone,
I run into a problem after inputting the reinvested dividend in the Portfolio Performance. A similar discussion has been appeared in the German version. Here is the original link: Wiederanlage von Dividenden - #21 by TBaer

I quote the translated question from Tbaer:

Anyone has an idea to the problem? Thank you.

Hi Michael,

did you also read the response below your linked post?


Unfortunately, you don’t understand this correctly, because the accounting process is that new shares are acquired from the proceeds of the earnings/dividends. And thus you invest fresh capital. It is not an accumulation, because then the number of shares would remain unchanged.

So what is your question?

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