Positions Data Columns

When added to one of your Home pages, the Positions table provides customizable at-a-glance market information for the positions in your account to help you track their performance at an overview level. To help you analyze more detailed market data, the Positions page of your account provides a more in-depth look at how your positions are performing and includes enhanced functionality as noted below.

Cost Basis Information 

The following four fields can be added to your Positions table to help you track the cost basis of the positions in your account. When you are aware of the cost basis of a position and your current unrealized gains and losses, you can make more informed trading decisions to achieve your desired tax and investment objectives.

Average Unit Cost

The average unit cost is the per-share cost basis of a position. Cost basis is the purchase price plus any commissions, and it is adjusted for wash sales, corporate actions and/or return of capital. The average unit cost is calculated based on the Unrealized Gain/Loss report in the Gain/Loss & Tax Center (GLTC), and any intraday changes (if you buy more shares or if there is a stock split, for example) will be displayed for reference only. The calculations in GLTC account for specific tax lots and the tax strategies you have selected for them, which are updated overnight, so GLTC always displays the most accurate figures first thing in the morning.

Gain/Loss (%/$)

This shows the per-share unrealized gain or loss of a particular position. You can show only one of these columns (% or $), or you can display both and toggle between dollar gain/loss and percent gain/loss by clicking the & and % symbols. Some updates may be made intraday, but you will always see the most updated data at the beginning of the day.

Total Gain/Loss $

This field shows the total dollar amount unrealized gain or loss for all shares of a symbol. Some updates may be made intraday, but you will always see the most updated data at market open.

Portfolio Gain/Loss $

This field shows the total dollar amount gain or loss of all positions in your portfolio. Note that the Portfolio Gain/Loss field will only display on your Positions table if one or more of the cost basis columns (Average Unit Cost, Gain/Loss and Total Gain/Loss) are included on your table.

Note: If you see “—“ instead of a number value in any of the cost basis columns on your Positions table, that means the position is incomplete. For more information on Incomplete Positions and how to complete them, see Incoming Positions.

Other Available Data Columns:

$ Change

Dollar Change: The dollar change in price of a security since the current day's market open is noted in the $ Change data column.

% Change

Percent Change: The percentage change in price of a security since the current day's market open is noted in the % Change data column.

12 Month ROR (Positions page only)

12 Month Return on Revenue: Return on Revenue is a measure of a company's profitability and is calculated as the company's net income divided by its revenue over a period of 12 months.

20-Day Volatility (Positions page only)

20 Day Volatility: The 20-Day Volatility measurement tracks how much and how quickly the market value of a security has changed over a 20-day time period.

52-Wk High

52-Week High: The highest price at which a security traded during the previous 52 weeks is called the security's 52-week high.

52-Wk High Date (Positions page only)

52-Week High Date: The date on which a security reached its highest trading price in the last 52-week period is displayed as the 52-week high date.

52-Wk Low

52-Week Low: The lowest price at which a security traded during the previous 52 weeks is called the security's 52-week low.

52-Wk Low Date (Positions page only)

52-Week Low Date: The date on which a security reached its lowest trading price in the last 52pweek period is displayed as the 52-week low date.

Acct Type

Account Type: The Account Type data column lists your account as individual, join, margin, options, etc.

Annual Dividend (Positions page only)

Annual Dividend: The total amount of money paid out by a company or fund manager on the earnings of shares and mutual funds to the shareholder or fund holder during a financial year is the annual dividend measurement.

Ask

Ask: The ask price is the price at which a market maker or broker offers to sell a security or commodity. The price another market maker or broker is willing to pay for that security is called the bid price, and the difference between the two is called the spread.

Ask Exchange (Positions page only)

Ask Exchange: The ask exchange is the exchange from which the most recent ask price for a security was received.

Ask Size

Ask Size: The quantity of shares a seller is willing to sell at the current ask price is called the ask size.

Average Daily Volume (100) (Positions page only)

Average Daily Volume (100): The average amount of individual securities traded daily in a 100-day period is displayed as the security's average daily volume (100).

Average Daily Volume (22) (Positions page only)

Average Daily Volume (22): The average amount of individual securities traded daily in a 22-day period is displayed as the security's average daily volume (22).

Beta (Positions page only)

Beta: A volatility measurement of a fund or stock versus the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index (S&P 500) is known as the security's beta. A fund or stock with a higher beta than the S&P 500 will rise or fall greater. To the contrary, a stock or fund with a low beta will rise or fall less.

Bid

Bid: The bid price is the price a market maker or broker is willing to pay for a security or commodity. The price at which another market maker or broker is willing to sell that security is called the ask price, and the difference between the two prices is called the spread.

Bid Exchange (Positions page only)

Bid Exchange: The bid exchange is the exchange from which the most recent bid price on a security was received.

Bid Size

Bid Size: The quantity of shares a buyer is willing to buy at the current bid price is called the bid size.

Chg ($/%)

Dollar or Percent Change: The intraday dollar or percent change in price for a security can be used to evaluate the security's performance for the current market day and analyze short-term trends. Toggle between dollar change and percent change by clicking the symbols.

Cur Qtr Est EPS (Positions page only)

Current Quarter Estimated Earnings per Share: The Cur Qtr Est EPS displays a security's estimated earnings per share for the current quarter.

Cur Year Est EPS (Positions page only)

Current Year Estimated Earnings per Share: The Cur Year Est EPS displays a security's estimated earnings per share for the current year.

Currency (Positions page only)

Currency: The currency column displays the security's currency code.

CUSIP (Positions page only)

CUSIP: The Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures assigns a CUSIP number to all stocks that can be used to track the security's information. The CUSIP number is listed on trade confirmation tickets.

Description

Description: The name of the security represented by a symbol is listed in the Description data column. For equities, the company name displays; for options, the company name, type (put/call), strike price and expiration date; for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the fund name; for CDs and bonds, the issuer name; for preferred stock, the company name and dividend percentage.

Div Pay Date (Positions page only)

Dividend Payment Date: The Div Pay Date is the date on which a company mails out a dividend payment to the holder of the record.

Dividend Yield (Positions page only)

Dividend Yield: The dividend yield is the financial ratio that calculates the total payments issued by a company in dividends each year relative to the company's share price. Dividend yield is calculated by dividing annual dividends per share by the price per share. In the absence of capital gains, dividend yield equals the stock's return on investment.

Est Report Date (Positions page only)

Estimated Report Date: The estimated report date is the date on which a company's earnings are expected to be available.

Growth 5 Year (Positions page only)

Five-Year Growth: This column represents the compounded annual rate of growth in earnings during the past five years.

High

High: The highest price at which a security has been traded during the current trading day is commonly referred to as the security's high.

Last 12 Month EPS (Positions page only)

Last 12 Month's Earnings per Share: The Last 12 Month EPS displays a security's earnings per share over the previous 12-month period.

Last Dividend

Last Dividend: The amount of the most recent dividend payment issued by a company is displayed as the last dividend.

Last Ex-Div Date

Last Ex-Dividend Date: The last date on which a dividend payment was issued by a company is displayed as the last ex-dividend date.

Last Price

Last Price: The most recent price at which a security was traded during the current trading day is referred to as the security's last price.

Low

Low: The lowest price at which a security has been traded during the current trading day is commonly referred to as the security's low.

Mkt Value

Market Value: Market value is the total value of a trade and is calculated as the current price multiplied by the share quantity.

Month Close Price (Positions page only)

Month's Closing Price: The final price at which a security traded during the most recently completed month is displayed as the Month Close Price.

Moving Average (100) (Positions page only)

100-Day Moving Average: The average daily trading price of a security over the last 100 days is displayed as the security's moving average (100).

Moving Average (21) (Positions page only)

21-Day Moving Average: The average daily trading price of a security over the last 21 days is displayed as the security's moving average (21).

Moving Average (50) (Positions page only)

50-Day Moving Average: The average daily trading price of a security over the last 50 days is displayed as the security's moving average (50).

Moving Average (9) (Positions page only)

9-Day Moving Average: The average daily trading price of a security over the last 9 days is displayed as the security's moving average (9).

NAV (Positions page only)

Net Asset Value: The NAV figure represents a fund's total asset base, combined value of fees and expenses, divided by the number of shares outstanding minus fees and expenses.

Next Ex-Div Date (Positions page only)

Next Ex-Dividend Date: The upcoming ex-dividend date is displayed as Next Ex-Div Date.

Next Qtr Est EPS (Positions page only)

Next Quarter Estimated Earnings per Share: The Next Qtr Est EPS display's a security's estimated earnings per share for the upcoming quarter.

Next Year Est EPS (Positions page only)

Next Year Estimated Earnings per Share: The Next Year Est EPS display's a security's estimated earnings per share for the upcoming year.

Open

Open: The first price at which a security trades at the beginning of the trading day is called the security's open.

Open Interest (Positions page only)

Open Interest: The total number of contracts in a commodity or option market that are still open (i.e., have not been exercised, closed out or allowed to expire) is displayed as the open interest.

P/E Ratio (Positions page only)

Price-to-Earnings Ratio: The price-to-earnings ratio is the relationship between a company's earnings and its share price, and is calculated by dividing the current price per share by the earnings per share.

Prev Close

Previous Day's Close: The final price at which a security traded on the previous trading day is referred to as the security's previous close.

Primary Exchange (Positions page only)

Primary Exchange: The exchange on which a security is registered through the SEC is known as the security's primary exchange. A security can trade on other exchanges but can only be registered with one primary exchange.

Qtr Close Price (Positions page only)

Quarter Closing Price: The final price at which a security was traded during the most recently completed quarter is listed as the quarter close price.

Qty

Quantity: The number of shares or contracts traded on a security defines the quantity of a trade.

Time Traded (Positions page only)

Time Traded: The time or date of the last sale involving a security is shown as the time traded.

Total Chg $

Total Dollar Change: The change in value for a quantity of securities is often referred to as the total dollar change and is calculated by multiplying the dollar amount change in a price of a security since the current day's market open by the quantity of securities.

Volume

Volume: Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day. Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event.

Week Close Price (Positions page only)

Week Closing Price: The final price at which a security was traded during the most recently completed week is listed as the week close price.

Year Close Price (Positions page only)

Year Closing Price: The final price at which a security was traded during the most recently completed year is listed as the year close price.