How do I see information for a security’s symbol?

If you click on a security’s symbol, a box will appear with information about the security.

What are shares?

A share is one unit of a security. If you are placing a dollar-based order, you may not get the number of shares listed because the price may change between the time you place your order and the time your order is executed.

You can buy and sell fractional shares through a window trade. For example, if you buy $100 worth of a security with a current price of $80 per share, we will add 1.25 shares to your folio.

How is the total price calculated?

The total price of each buy or sell order is based on the delayed quote at the time you enter your order. The actual execution price may change when the window closes and the order executes.

Learn more.

What are weights?

Each security in your folio accounts for a percentage, or weight, of the entire value of your folio. For instance, one security may account for 3% or 20% of the total value of your folio, depending on how many securities you have and the security’s price on any given day.

Learn more about weights.

What is the “Cash Available for Trading”?

This item tells you how much money you have in Cash to make a purchase.

If you need more money in your account:

  1. Click on the Accounts link
  2. Find the account’s name and click on the drop-down box
  3. Scroll through the drop-down box until you see your choices for getting money into your account
  4. Select your choice and click on the Go button

If this item indicates that you have a debit balance in your account, that you owe money, you will have to put money into your account before you can place an order.

What is the “Net Change in Cash Fund”?

When you modified the order, the total dollar amount was not reallocated. For example, if you removed a security from the order, the dollar amount that was set aside to buy or sell that security will be removed from the total dollar value of the order. It will not be reallocated to buy or sell more of the other securities in the order.

The “Net Change in Cash Fund” displays the overall change in dollar value after the modifications.

What is the price-per-share?

The price-per-share is the security’s price in the market. The quotes we display are based on a last transaction price that is 20 minutes old and may differ from the current price. Keep in mind that the last transaction may have occurred more than 20 minutes ago.