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Portfolio Positions

Portfolio Positions provides an overview of the equities, mutual funds, options, bonds, annuities, and cash you hold in your portfolio.




Multi-Currency Accounts

If your account is coded for multi-currency transactions, some information you see on Portfolio Positions is different than accounts not coded for multi-currency.

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What kind of accounts appear on Portfolio Positions?

Personal investing and Workplace Savings accounts associated with your Social Security number (SSN) appear on the Portfolio Positions tab. Charitable Gift accounts you can access through do not appear on the Portfolio Positions tab.


Why are some of the fields on this page highlighted in yellow?

Fields highlighted in yellow indicate securities priced real-time throughout the day. The total of these changes, Today's Change, displays beneath the Change $ column.

Those fields not highlighted in yellow indicate securities priced less frequently. These include:

The total of these changes, Change in Securities Not Priced Today, displays beneath Today's Change.

Why is there a dotted line beneath some of the values I see on the Portfolio Positions page?

A dotted line beneath some of the values you see on the Portfolio Positions page tells you the values were calculated using a Factor. If you hold your mouse over the dotted line, a tool tip will appear that describes the calculation in detail.

For certain fixed income products that pay principal, such as a mortgage-backed security, a Factor is used to determine the current face value of the position, as the face value of the position changes over time. Because the product pays principal over its lifetime, most often, the face value of the product deteriorates over time, and therefore, typically, the Factor is less than one. For example, to determine the Most Recent Value of a fixed income product with a Factor, Price is multiplied by Quantity and Factor, and that number is divided by 100.

For factored securities, as well as all fixed income securities, both the Most Recent Value and Previous value use the price determined as of the previous day's close of business valuation. If a portion or all of the position is sold during the day, although the Value fields will reflect the intraday change in Quantity, the Price and Factor of the security will continue to be based on the previous day's close of business valuation.

What kind of information is displayed on Portfolio Positions?

Portfolio Positions displays symbol, quantity, price, and cost for your holdings across your entire investment account portfolio, including the holdings in your Workplace Savings accounts and Stock Plans. For Stock Plans, Portfolio Positions displays details for Stock Option plans, Restricted Stock Award plans, Stock Appreciation Rights plans, Phantom SAR plans, and Stock Purchase plans. Click the plan name to view the Summary Details page.

How do I sort the information on Portfolio Positions?

In the View by: drop-down list, select an option and click Go. You can sort the information on Portfolio Positions by account, position, current value, change since last close ($ or %), cost, or change since purchase ($ or %).

Stock Plans are not included in sorts. Instead, Stock Plans remain in their own table at the bottom of the page.

How can I find information about particular lots?

To find information about a particular lot, click on a security's value in the Quantity column.

How soon after I make a trade does it appear on Portfolio Positions?

Positions with intra-day activity are highlighted in yellow. Intra-day balances are included in the Quantity, Current Price, and Current Value columns. A "Pending Update" message will display across the Cost and Change Since Purchase columns.

How are distributions calculated and posted to an account?

Mutual funds that accrue income daily, such as many bond and money market funds, pay a monthly dividend equal to the sum of each day's share balance multiplied by the fund's daily milrate. Therefore, the distribution amount you receive may not equal the monthly milrate sum multiplied by your month end balance. Changes in your fund's share balance throughout the month will affect the distribution you receive at the end of the month.

Mutual funds that do not accrue income daily, such as many equity funds, may declare a distribution on a specified date (often monthly or quarterly). The amount of distribution you receive in this instance is equal to the number of shares you hold on the record date multiplied by the per share distribution amount.


How do I act on a position listed on Portfolio Positions?

Click the Action drop-down list to act on a position from the Portfolio Positions tab. For positions in Retail accounts, you can trade, research, view additional details, view lots, edit your cost, or find news from the Portfolio Positions tab. For Workplace Savings accounts, you can exchange positions and perform research from the Portfolio Positions tab.

How often are prices updated on Portfolio Positions?

Prices are updated, or refreshed, whenever the page is loaded into your browser. For securities updated throughout the day, the price displayed is the most recent price available when this page was loaded into your browser. The time stamp in the top right corner of the page shows the time and date at which this page was last loaded into your browser. To get new price information, re-load the page by clicking Refresh.

For mutual funds and securities not updated throughout the day, the current price is the previous day's closing price.

Prices are updated for each security type as follows:

  • Security Type
  • Stocks
  • Options
  • Mutual Funds
  • Fixed Income
  • Price Update Frequency
  • Typically within two seconds
  • Typically within two seconds
  • After market close, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Daily or less frequently

Can I get a real-time quote for a security?

In the Symbol column, click a security's symbol to get a detailed quote.

Can I download information from the Portfolio Positions page?

Yes, you can download the information currently displayed on the Portfolio Positions page and save it to a Microsoft® Excel® Comma Separated Values (.CSV) file. You can open the saved .CSV file directly in Excel. To download the information, click Download at the top of the page. Choose a location and name for the .CSV file, and click Save.


What additional detail will I see if my account is coded for multi-currency?

Accounts coded for multi-currency—those holding foreign securities and/or foreign currencies—will see a Stock Exchange Daily Official List (SEDOL) code which serves as an additional identifier for the security. Multi-currency accounts also display foreign securities (whether purchased on a foreign exchange in a foreign currency, or through a US market maker in US dollars (USD)) in both the foreign currency and US dollars. The dollar sign ("$") is removed from all positions, but the Currency field provides a Currency Code for all positions.

How do I sort my positions by currency?

To sort your positions alphabetically by Currency Code, select Currency from the Sort by box. A full description for each currency appears at the top of each currency grouping.

How do I know how much I have in each currency?

Foreign securities and currencies are combined in separate Currency Code groups. Totals (in both the foreign currency and US dollars) are provided for each currency grouping at the bottom of Most Recent Value.

How do I know the current exchange rates for my holdings?

To find out the current exchange rates for your holdings, click Exchange Rates at the top of Portfolio Positions.

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