Viewing Positions

How do I view the stocks in my portfolio?

You can view all the securities in your account if you go to Accounts > Portfolio > Positions (sign in required).

In addition to a list of your securities, this page will also show the following information for each position:

  • Quote – current price quote, delayed by 20 minutes. While the stock market is closed, the quote will be from the close of the most-recent market day
  • Daily Change – percentage of change in price from the previous market day's closing price
  • Quantity – number of shares that you currently hold of that particular stock
  • Market Value – current market value, calculated by multiplying your quantity by the delayed quote

If you own multiple accounts that are linked to the same username, you can then switch accounts to view your other portfolios.

Tip: Cost Basis, Cost/ Share, and Unrealized Gains or Losses. Your adjusted cost basis and gain/loss reflect the close of the previous market day. Gain & Loss calculations use adjusted cost basis provided by Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. This data is provided as a service and is not a reflection of your tax reporting liabilities. Visit the Tax Center for more information on your taxable gains or losses.

How do I view my account balance?

Looking to find your current account balance? Just follow the steps below to get where you need to go:

Click on Accounts > Overview > Account Balances (sign in required). You will be shown your overall account balance, as well as sections for the cash available for investing and withdrawal.

The stocks balance is the current total value of the positions you own in this account. If you check this balance while the stock market is open, the price reflects a 20-minute delay. After market hours, it will reflect the closing price of the previous market day.

The cash balance is the current cash balance held in your account. If you have a negative balance, a minus sign ( - ) will precede your account balance.

Tip: Your cash balance may not represent the cash available for investing.

Reinvestment Options for Cash Dividends and Capital Gains Distributions

For each stock, ETF, and mutual fund you own, you can choose whether cash dividends and capital gains distributions are reinvested in the same security (at no charge) or paid out in cash.

Go to Accounts > Portfolio > Dividend Reinvestment (sign in required). Click Edit next to a security to make changes to its reinvestment settings.

If you want your cash dividends and capital gains distributions to be handled the same for all of your stocks and ETFs or for all of your mutual funds, you can change them all at once. Under `Stocks & ETFs,' click Edit all if you want to change the settings for all of your stocks and ETFs. Under `Mutual Funds,' click Edit all if you want to change the settings for all of your mutual funds.

Keep in mind that not all stocks, ETFs, and mutual funds pay dividends. Also, while mutual funds often do have capital gains, it is very rare for a stock or ETF to have capital gains.

You can view cash dividends and capital gains distributions that have posted to your account (and any reinvestments if you've chosen this option) by going to Accounts > Transaction History (sign in required). You'll see the following codes for these postings in your transaction history:

  • Cash dividend – DIV
  • Dividend reinvestment – DRV
  • Short-term capital gains distribution – CGS
  • Long-term capital gains distribution – CGL
  • Capital gains reinvestment – DRV

While you can see reinvestments in your transaction history, you will not receive a trade confirmation when cash dividends and capital gains distributions are reinvested.

Stocks and ETFs – Reinvestments
If you choose to have your cash dividends and capital gains distributions reinvested, any reinvestment will take place on the payable date at the previous day's closing price.

Mutual Funds – Reinvestments
If you choose to have your cash dividends and capital gains distributions reinvested, any reinvestment will be based on the "ex-date" closing price.

Tip: One-time special cash dividends will not be reinvested, even if you have chosen to reinvest cash dividends.