Accounts & Trade FAQs: Activity History

  • What history information can I view for brokerage, mutual fund, and college savings plan accounts?

    You can view the last 10, 30, 60, or 90 days of transaction history for brokerage, mutual fund, and college savings plan accounts. You can also view up to two years of an account's transaction history in 90-day segments. Intraday account history displays in bold italics. For account history prior to the last five years, please refer to your account statements.

  • What history information can I view for annuity accounts?

    Transaction history for annuity accounts is available in 90-day segments, up to two years prior to today's date. For transactions that occurred more than two years ago, see your account statements.

  • How can I sort transaction history information?

    Depending on the type of account, you can sort transaction history by selecting the appropriate column heading for information such as date, account name, description, type, and amount. For example, you can sort by amount to look for a cleared check or by date to look for a dividend that was paid during a particular month.

  • How can I filter transaction history information?

    You can filter history information by using the dropdown to select the transaction type you want to show, then select the Go button. For brokerage accounts, for example, you can filter by dividends/interest, fees, investment activity, deposits (all or direct deposit only), transfers (all, between Fidelity accounts, from your bank, to your bank), and withdrawals.You can also choose to show all transactions. To clear filtering criteria, select show all transactions, then choose filtering criteria again.

  • Can I see specific share information in my transaction history?

    Specific share information does not display in the transaction history. If you specified tax lot shares for an order, you can see this information on the confirmation you receive via U.S. mail, or online under Accounts & Trade > Statements after an order executes.

  • What history information can I view for employee stock purchase plans?

    You can view a history of transactions for an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) in which you have enrolled. Transactions are grouped by offering periods. Information includes the record of your plan elections and changes to your payroll deduction percentage.

  • What stock option exercise history information can I view?

    You can view up to 90 days of stock option exercise transaction history for a stock option grant. The information is sorted by date, oldest to most recent transactions. Exercise history details provide additional information for an executed order to exercise stock options, including basic grant information (e.g., grant price per share, number of options exercised, etc.), tax information, and a detailed explanation of the proceeds for the order.

  • What stock appreciation rights grant information can I view?

    You can view a summary of your stock appreciation rights grants, including total balances across all of your grants. You can view the vesting schedule, as well as detailed information about a particular stock appreciation rights grant.

  • How do I change a Fidelity Account® in Quicken® to recognize cash transactions like a checking account?

    Quicken® recognizes cash transactions in a Fidelity Account®, as it would in a checking account, when you follow these steps:

    1. After a successful download of your History data into Quicken, choose Tools > Accounts List from the Main Menu.
    2. Choose the investment account to which you'd like to add a linked checking account, then select the Edit button.
    3. On the General Information tab on the Account Details window, choose Yes to "Show cash in a checking account." Quicken will prompt you to back up your data file.
    4. Once the backup is complete, the linked checking account is created in Quicken with the same name as your investment account, plus the suffix Cash. Select the OK button to save your changes.

    Quicken converts all transactions in the investment account to their transfer equivalents. For example, Buy transactions are converted to Buy X transactions, and Sell transactions are converted to Sell X transactions.

  • What transaction detail will I see if my account is enabled for international trading?

    Accounts in which a foreign security has been traded on a foreign exchange will see the following details to help identify the transaction:

    • Stock Exchange Daily Official List (SEDOL)
      An alphanumeric code assigned to foreign securities for clearing purposes.
    • International Securities Identifying Number (ISIN)
      An alphanumeric code used to identify foreign securities. The ISIN serves a similar purpose as a CUSIP, the nine-character alphanumeric identifier used to identify a U.S. or Canadian security.
    • Currency Code
      A code next to certain monetary values to identify the currency in which the transaction took place.
  • Will I see anything additional if I do a foreign currency exchange in my account?

    For foreign currency exchanges, a description and quantity of what was exchanged, and what it was exchanged into, is displayed. An exchange rate code and currency code also help identify these transactions.

  • What is an ADR* (American Depositary Receipt) Fee?

    An ADR fee is an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) fee. This fee is not charged by Fidelity. The fee is charged by the ADR agent. ADR prospectuses outline the custody and reclamation fees that agents often are authorized to impose on shareholders. Agents also may impose these fees on HOLDRS,** other equity products, and stock dividend distributions.

    As of February 2007, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the SEC, dividend expense fees (if charged) will appear in your account rather than being paid from the dividend itself. Prior to February 2007, ADRs, HOLDRs, and other securities collected the fees by subtracting the amount of the fee from the gross dividend payable to the holders. The fee is processed separately from any foreign tax withholding and reduces the gross dividend amount to a net amount which was paid to the shareholders.

    The transparency requirement for ADR fees means you may see two separate entries in your account when a dividend is paid. You may see the gross payment of the dividend and then have a separate entry displaying the payment for the expense (ADR) fee. This expense fee is paid to the ADR agent.

    In some cases, ADR fees can be greater than the amount of the dividend. Please read the prospectus for additional information. If you have questions about potential tax liabilities, please contact a qualified tax advisor regarding dividend withholding and fee allocations.

    If you participate in a dividend reinvestment program, the gross dividends, minus any foreign withholdings and the fee, are reinvested. You are responsible for the fee amount imposed by the ADR agent. If the ADR does not pay a periodic dividend, a single fee transaction might occur without any corresponding dividend allocations.

    *A negotiable certificate issued by a U.S. bank representing a specified number of shares (or one share) in a foreign stock that is traded on a U.S. exchange. ADRs are denominated in U.S. dollars, with the underlying security held by a U.S. financial institution overseas. ADRs help to reduce administration and duty costs that would otherwise be levied on each transaction.

    **HOLDRS (Holding Company Depositary Receipts) are securities that represent an investor's ownership in the common stock or American Depositary Receipts of specified companies in a particular industry, sector, or group. HOLDRS allow investors to own a diversified group of stocks in a single investment that is highly transparent, liquid, and efficient.

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