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Manage Client’s Account: Holdings

What are the Holdings Page columns?

Please Note: Taxable and non-taxable accounts have different holdings columns. Those columns are noted in the definitions below.

Symbol – Identifier for the security

Name – Name of the security

Shares – Number of shares of this security held in your Folio or Account

Last Price – Last available trading or closing price for a single share of the security. Securities without an active market may show N/A for not available. Prices are delayed 15 minutes during market hours

Price Change – Dollar value change in the price of the security (calculated as: Last Price minus Previous Day Closing Price)

Market Value – Current value of the shares held in your Folio or Account (calculated as: Shares multiplied by Last Price)

Day’s Gain – Dollar change in the market value of the position (calculated as: Price Change multiplied by Shares)

Day’s Gain % – Percentage change in the market value of the position (calculated as: Last Price divided by Previous Day Closing price minus 1)

Position Gain – Non-taxable accounts only. Difference between the current value and the position cost. Only shares where the position cost is known are included in the calculation of the position gain. (None of these lot calculations are used for tax reporting)

Position Gain % – Non-taxable accounts only. Position Gain divided by the position cost, shown as a percentage

Taxable Gain – Taxable accounts only. Dollar gain or loss of the position (calculated as: Shares with known cost × Last Price − Cost Basis of Shares with known cost)

Only tax lots where the cost is known are included in the Taxable Gain calculation.

For example,

Ticker ABC cost basis:

100 shares @ Cost Unknown (not included in the taxable gain calculation)

10 shares @ Cost $200

Taxable Gain = 10 shares x $30 last price − $200 cost basis = $100 Taxable Gain

Taxable Gain % – Taxable accounts only. Percentage gain or loss of the position (calculated as: Taxable Gain ÷ Cost Basis − 1)

Current Weight – Proportion of the account or folio market value invested in the security (calculated as: Market Value of the security ÷ Market Value of All Holdings)

Short-Term Loss –Taxable accounts only. Total unrealized short-term losses for the shares held in your account or folio based on current holdings and Last Price. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation.

Short-Term Gain – Taxable accounts only. Total unrealized short-term gains for the shares held in your account based on current holdings and Last Price. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation.

Long-Term Loss – Taxable accounts only. Total unrealized long-term losses for the shares held in your account based on current holdings and Last Price. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation.

Long-Term Gain –Taxable accounts only. Total unrealized long-term gains for the shares held in your account based on current holdings and Last Price. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation.

Cost Basis –Taxable accounts only. The sum of costs of open tax lots. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation.

Avg Purchase Price –Non-taxable accounts only. Average purchase price of position. (calculated as: cost of shares / shares)

Tax Cost per Share –Taxable accounts only. Taxable cost per share where the taxable cost will change depending on which tax lots are sold. Tax lots with unknown cost are excluded from the calculation. (calculated as: cost of all tax lots in account / all shares in account)

What is Cost Basis?

Cost basis is the original total price you paid for a security, including commissions and any other fees. (calculated as: Shares × Trade Price + Commission). The Cost Basis is used to calculate your Taxable Gain.

Why is the Day’s Gain % different from the percentage shown in the Quote Window?

The Day’s Gain %, Day’s Gain, and Price Change columns do not reflect dividends and corporate actions that are not yet posted to the Account or Folio. The Quote Window and other Research sites may automatically adjust the price to reflect the dividend or corporate action. The reported Day’s Gain % shown on the holdings page will be less than the return reported in the Quote Window for securities trading ex-date (date that new buyers are NOT entitled to the dividend).

How can I change the column order?

Please see our guide for directions on how to change the column order, resize columns, or add and remove columns.

What is the Reset View button?

The Reset View button restores the table columns size and order to the original default.

What is the Holdings Summary?

The Holdings Summary table shows totals of each column.

How can I download & print my Holdings?

You can download & print your Holdings information by selecting the Download & Print icon on the Holdings page. The download will provide all data shown in the table. You can download your list of holdings in each Folio or from the Account level. You can then print your downloaded holdings information by selecting Print.

What is ‘Show Tax View’?

This button is available at the account level holdings page for Taxable Accounts. The button is a toggle that displays additional columns that may be relevant for tax purposes. The additional columns shown are Cost Basis, Short-Term Loss, Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Loss, and Long-Term Gain. To display these additional column click the button, to revert back to the previous view click the button again.

Why are taxable gains and losses only at the Account Level?

In accordance with IRS regulations, taxable gains and losses are calculated and maintained only at the account level, not the folio level. As a result, this requirement actually allows the tax lots that are best suited to your chosen tax lot inventory relief method to be selected when placing a sell trade in your account. Although the shares will be sold from the folio in which the trade is placed, the tax lots will be selected from wherever they are most consistent with your tax lot inventory relief selection.

Short and long-term gain and loss tax lots can be viewed on the Account Holdings page. To determine which folio holds a position, select the number link in the Shares column.

The Account level holdings page shows capital gains and losses reflecting actual tax lots and the inventory relief method used for the account. Only Account level tax lots are used for tax purposes.

Below is an example of why gains cannot be accurately maintained at the folio level:

  • Assume 10 shares of security A was bought in a folio for $10 per share, and then another 10 shares of the same security was bought in a second folio for $20 per share. Subsequently, 5 shares of the security were sold from the first folio at the current market value of $15 per share, leaving 5 shares of security A in the first folio and 10 shares of security A in the second folio.
  • If the lot relief method used was LIFO (Last In, First Out), the tax lots would be relieved from the second folio even though the shares were sold from the first folio. The tax impact of the sale would be a loss of $25 (proceeds of $75 - cost of $100 for the 5 shares sold) since the more expensive shares were relieved. The unrealized gain for the remaining shares of security A at the account level would be $25 ($225 market value - $200 cost basis). The cost basis integrity at the folio level is no longer preserved since the shares relieved for tax purposes were in a different folio than where the sell order was executed.

From this example, you can see that the gain cannot be calculated at the folio level, therefore account level gains are shown instead.

What is the benefit of relieving tax lots at the account level?

The ability to apply tax management strategies on an account-wide basis will allow you to more efficiently tax manage portfolios. When securities are sold, the system maximizes the tax benefit by scanning across all of your Folios in an account for the desired tax lot. While the most beneficial tax lot will be used at the account level, security sales continue to occur from the intended Folio.

For example, assume the following transactions take place within an account:

  • Buy 100 shares of security XYZ in Folio 1 on April 1st for $10/share (total cost $1000).
  • Buy 100 shares of security XYZ in Folio 2 on July 1st for $6/share (total cost $600).
  • Sell 100 shares of Security XYZ from Folio 2 on September 1st for $9/share (total proceeds $900).

In the past, the sale of shares from Folio 2 would have resulted in the sale of the tax lot purchased in the same Folio on July 1st. Selecting this particular tax lot would result in a short-term capital gain of $300.

With Account level tax lot management, the system will look for tax lots across the entire account. With these changes, the tax lot purchased on April 1st is eligible to be selected. Choosing this lot will result in a short-term loss of $100. The actual lot selected will continue to depend on the inventory relief method selected for the account.

Why does the performance on the Holdings page not always match the performance on the Performance page?

The Holdings page values are updated based on 20-minute delayed prices during market hours, with the change since purchase value calculated based on the cost basis.

The Performance page is updated once per day after market hours. It shows performance based on the end of the previous business day’s closing prices. For the calculations, we use the Modified Dietz approach, a method commonly used by the mutual fund industry that takes into account time, deposits, and withdrawals. (For example, a $1,000 Folio with a deposit of $100 would not be considered a 10% increase in performance, as well as a $100 withdrawal would not be a 10% drop in performance.)

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Changing the Dollar Amount of Your Order

When you modify the securities in this order, you may end up changing the dollar amount of the order. But don’t worry! If the dollar amount changes, you can easily change the order amount back to what you originally requested—or a new amount. This saves you from having to change the dollar amount of each security manually on the page where you modify your order.

For example, if you remove a security entirely from your order and then want those dollars spread among the securities remaining in your order, all you need to do is select Prepare Order, Preview Order, or Analyze Changes.

A page titled Changing the Amount of Your Order will appear automatically when you are finished modifying your order. If you want to change the order amount, you simply fill in a box with the new order amount and click on it. If you do not want to change the order amount, you can choose that option too.

If you change the overall dollar amount of your order, you will NOT change the weights of each security in the Folio. The computer will simply spread any new order amount among the securities in your order based on the changes you have made and the weights that result from those changes.

Here are a few examples of how this works.

  • Say you buy $1,000 worth of the FOLIO 30, which includes all the securities in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. You decide to remove one security entirely from your order, a security that represents $30 of your order. That reduces the dollar amount of the order to $970. You may want to go ahead and change that amount back to your original order of $1000. You can do that without having to manually change the way the money is spread across the securities in the order. In this case, on the Changing the Amount of Your Order page, you can add the $30 back into your order and it will be spread automatically across the remaining 29 securities in the order. The result: Instead of buying $1000 worth of 30 securities, you buy $1000 worth of 29 securities.
  • Let’s say you already own $1000 of the FOLIO 30 and want to sell $800 worth of the Folio. You also decide you do not want to sell any of one particular security. That reduces the amount of the sell order. Let’s say your new order is to sell $780. You may want to change the total amount of your order back to $800. You can do that without manually changing the dollar amount of each security in the Folio. The result: Instead of selling $800 worth of 30 securities, you sell $800 worth of 29 securities.