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.

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Additional details about cost basis settings

If your account is set up with an identified cost method for mutual funds or was set up to use the average cost method, these settings will carry over to your new Schwab account.

If your account has mixed tax lot elections, which means that you have selected different default tax lot elections for different classes of securities (for example, a different tax lot election for equities, options, and fixed income), these instructions won't move to Schwab. Your default tax lot election at Schwab for equities, options, and fixed income will be first-in, first-out (FIFO). 

If your tax lot elections are the same across all asset classes, this will carry over to Schwab.



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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.


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