if you hide it, that account will not be considered in other sheets and calculations; e.g., the
net worth snapshot tab. the transactions will continue to show like you noticed. however, anywhere you would want the asset balance to appear (for example in the net worth tabs), that asset balance will not be there if you select hide. check for yourself using the net worth snapshot tab. i have come to understand that many people do not realize this. i suspect all people would want to keep the asset balances for comparison purposes. in order for that to happen, it will need to continue to show as zero in the balances tab like you see. this is the way it was designed, albeit probably unintentionally.