How to access cost basis and realized gain/loss information.

When your account moves to Schwab, the cost basis for all your open positions will move with it—as will realized gain/loss information for any historical positions that were closed at TD Ameritrade before your transition date.

Cost basis

More details to know about mutual funds.

Additional details

For mutual funds, Lot Details will reflect the average price if the default is set to Average. For accounts set to Identified, the original costs should be displayed within Lot Details.     


Additional details about account settings

Additional details

You can select a single cost basis default that will apply to all securities in each account. However, you won't be able to set different defaults based on the type of security class.

Accounts that have mixed cost basis instructions will be set to FIFO (First In First Out) upon transition to Schwab. After the move, you'll be able to select specific lots at the time of trade and up until the settlement date.

At Schwab, all mutual funds are defaulted to average cost. For equities, options, and bonds, Schwab accommodates one selection: FIFO (First In First Out), LIFO (Last In First Out), High Cost Lot, Low Cost Lot, and the Tax Lot Optimizer.



More details about existing and new orders.

Additional details

When canceling an existing order and entering a new one, or modifying an existing order, you'll need to reenter specified lots or the cost basis method since those don't carry over to the new order. For example, if you change the price of a limit order, the existing order will be canceled and a new order number will be generated with the new price.

Realized gain/loss



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