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Daily Margin Interest Accrued
The daily margin interest accrued is based on the previous business day's margin balance and refers to interest applicable for that day.
When the previous business day is a Friday or the day preceding a market holiday, interest is accrued forward. As such, in a typical week, the number shown on Saturday morning will account for interest accrued for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Daily Mark to Market
The difference between the Short Credit balance and the Market Value of Securities Held Short balance, which reflects whether short positions have decreased in price and moved in your favor(positive value), or increased in price and moved against you (negative value), on a daily basis. This balance does not impact the weekly mark to market which is calculated each Friday morning. See the Short Credit/Short Debit balance definition for more information about this weekly process.
Note: Unsettled short positions are not reflected in the Daily Mark to Market balance.
Daily Reference CPI
The daily CPI rate used to calculate the Index Ratio (Inflation Factor)
The value will rise and fall each business day depending on investment performance.
The date a trade order was received by Fidelity, or the date a transaction in your account or annuity contract's transaction history occurred. In tax information the date on which the corresponding transaction took place. Depending on the transaction, this may be the date that payment was made (dividends, interest) or withholding took place.
The date on which shares are added to a Fidelity account.
When entering or editing date acquired, use the mm/dd/yyyy format.
Dated Date Reference CPI
CPI used when security is dated to begin accruing interest.
Date of First Principle Payment
For a bond ladder, enter the desired month and year for the first bond to mature and first return of principal.
On the Option Chain Filter Settings screen, Date Range refers to the available time frame for retrieving data. The system defaults to All, or you can specify a range by selecting 3 months, 9 months, or a duration of up to 3 years. Settings are persistent, i.e., settings are saved until modified again. Note that not all long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPs) will have data up to 3 years.
The date on which the security was sold. The date a security is sold determines in which tax year the gain/loss has tax implications.
When displayed in a chart:
If you enter tax lots in the Enter Lots section of the Tax Lots Choose Specific Shares screen, enter this date in mm/dd/yyyy format.
A time-in-force limitation on the execution of an order. The default order expiration is 4:00 PM ET. You may select your own order expiration time, from 10:00 AM ET to 4:00 PM ET in thirty minute increments (i.e. 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, etc). If all or part of your order is not executed by the time you’ve selected for expiration, any open portions of your order will be canceled. You may view the status of your order, including order expiration date and/or time, on the Orders page.
Day Count Basis
Indicates how many days in a month and days in a year are counted when performing interest calculations.
Day High (High)
The highest price traded for the security during the current trading day. For Fidelity variable annuity investment option quotes, this information is not applicable and N/A displays in the Day High field.
Day Low (Low)
The lowest price traded for this security during the current trading day.
A trade order that will be canceled at the end of the trading day if it is not triggered by conditions specified by the investor placing the order.
Note: On realized gain/loss screens, "Wash Sale" displays in the Date Sold column if the date it was sold identifies the transaction as a wash sale.
Day Trade Buying Power
For an account that is not restricted and does not have an outstanding day trade call, you can execute day trades of marginable securities valued at up to four times your account's exchange surplus by utilizing time and tick. The value of the securities you hold in margin is calculated using the securities' previous day closing prices. If a day trade minimum equity call has been issued against the account, your account balances will reflect the Day Trade Minimum Equity Call rather than your Day Trade Buying Power.
Day Trade Call
A day trade call occurs when your account exceeds its day trading buying power. When this occurs, you must generally deposit funds to settle the call within five business days. However, Fidelity reserves the right to meet margin calls at any time prior to the stated due date.
Day Trade Calls Due Today
This is the total amount you owe today for all day trade calls due on this date and any prior calls that may be past due. This amount does not include any margin call amounts that may also be due.
Day Trade Calls Issued
This is the total dollar amount for any day trade calls that have been officially issued against your account.
You generally have five business days from the date a day trade call is issued to deposit additional cash or securities to settle the call amount. Fidelity reserves the right to meet margin calls at any time prior to the stated due date.
Day Trade Minimum Equity Call
A type of margin call. If your account equity falls below the $25,000 minimum day trade equity requirement, a day trade minimum equity call is issued against your account. You generally have five business days to settle the call, but Fidelity reserves the right to meet margin calls at any time prior to the stated due date. If your account is not restricted and does not have an outstanding day trade minimum equity call, your account balances will reflect your Day Trade Buying Power rather than the Day Trade Minimum Equity Call.
You are considered a pattern day trader if you execute four or more day trades, you buy and sell or execute a short sale and then buy the same security during the same business day, over a five business day period.
An options strategy consisting of the buying and selling of options on the same underlying stock, in which the cost of the option purchases is greater than the proceeds of the sale, resulting in a debit at the time of entry into the strategy. Breaking even or profiting from a debit spread requires that the value of the purchased options increase to cover at least the debit.
Rules: A debit spread consists of either all calls or all puts on the same underlying with the same expiration date.
Example: Calls – Long call strike is lower than the short call strike
Puts – Short put strike is lower than the long put strike
When searching for U.S. Treasuries, you can select one of the following to limit your search results to just one type of Treasury security or view all types:
For fixed-income (e.g., bond) Fixed Rate Capital Securities and Corporate bond type examples:
Municipal bond type examples:
The total number of awards declined by the participant.
The total number of grants declined by the participant.
The total number of rights declined by the participant.
The method that can be used to select a payroll deduction amount. There are two methods that may be elected, if permissible under plan rules: dollar payroll deductions and percentage payroll deductions (or a combination of both).
If a bond issuer fails to make either an interest payment or principal repayment on its bonds as they come due, or fails to meet some other provision of the bond indenture, that bond is said to be in default.
Date of actual/monetary or technical default.
The event that caused the default. Possible values are:
The current status of a defaulted issue. Possible values are:
Indicates the type of default by an issuer which may be actual or technical. An actual default occurs when the issuer misses an interest or principal payment. A technical default occurs when Issuer violates the covenants in the bond indenture.
A period during which a bond can be either non-callable or nonrefundable. Also known as a period of call protection.
After expressing an open indication of interest in a new issue fixed-income offeringoffering for which securities have not yet been allocated, this option allows customers to cancel that indication of interest and end participation in the offering. Once an indication of interest has been deleted, that customer will not be eligible to receive an allocation of securities, even if the indication of interest had previously been confirmed.
While customers can attempt to delete an indication of interest at any time before securities are allocated, deletions are performed on a best efforts basis.
There is no guarantee that an indication of interest can be deleted, in whole or in part.
The action by which a security used to settle a trade is delivered or received to/from the other side of the trade. Possible values are:
The method and means by which you identify devices to receive alerts. When you set up a delivery option, you specify a device type, e-mail address, nickname, and alert format. To receive alerts, you must set up at least one delivery option.
The amount by which an option's price will change for a one-point change in price by the underlying entity.
Example: A position delta of 0.50 means that for every $1 change in the underlying, the combined option value would rise/fall by $0.50.
A DeMinimis rollover occurs when an employee with a defined benefit or defined contribution plan account with a balance between $1,000 and $5,000 is terminated by an employer. To prevent immediate taxation, the balance is automatically rolled over to a rollover IRA account, which allows the employee to retain the balance in a tax-deferred account.
You may be able to declare a person a dependant if the person meets the following requirements:
When you deposit cash to cover your tax withholding due, you will receive all of the shares in your grant, but you will need to deposit enough funds in your account by the transaction date to cover your tax withholding obligation.
Pay cash through my company
Your company allows you to make cash payment for the estimated tax withholding obligation on eligible grants. Your plan rules and company policy will dictate the manner through which these funds must be paid (e.g. through a check or through payroll deductions, etc). Please contact your company for details on acceptable methods of payment prior to your vesting or distribution date to ensure no delay in your receipt of your award.
Depository Receipt (REIT)
A negotiable financial instrument issued by a bank to represent a foreign company's publicly traded securities. The underlying company invests in real estate directly, either through properties or mortgages. DRRTs can also be backed by preferred stock or bonds issued by REITs.
Stock markets are volatile and can fluctuate significantly in response to company, industry, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Investing in stock involves risks, including the loss of principal.
Illiquidity is an inherent risk associated with investing in real estate and REITs. There is no guarantee the issuer of a REIT will maintain the secondary market for its shares and redemptions may be at a price which is more or less than the original price paid. Changes in real estate values or economic downturns can have a significant negative effect on issuers in the real estate industry.
Depth of Book
Depth of Book refers to the display of numerous bids and offers in a given security in addition to the best bid and offer price. Depth of Book allows market participants to assess the liquidity of a given security. Depth of Book also enables customers to see beyond the best bid or offer price which may be of a limited quantity. In these scenarios, this greater visibility into the full market is useful for customers who wish to purchase larger quantities of a given security.
A derivative's value may be based on another security, an index, or an interest rate. For example, an option is a derivative instrument because its value derives from an underlying stock or stock index.
Device, Device Type
A place where you can receive alerts. Eligible devices include:
The diagonal spread is a variation of the calendar spread involving the simultaneous purchase and sale of two options of the same class (i.e., calls or puts), with different expiration dates, and different strike prices. Diagonal spreads are used by traders who have specific notions about the direction of the underlying stock's price, the velocity of that movement, the magnitude and timing of it, or implied volatility views. Diagonal spreads can be established for either a credit or debit, depending upon which strikes and expiration months have been selected. In some cases, diagonal spreads may be less expensive than calendar spread.
The basic diagonal spread is created by the purchase of a deferred call or put and the sale of a near term call or put with different strike prices, or the sale of a deferred call or put and the purchase of a near term call or put with different strike prices. Because the different strike prices can change the premium paid or collected when initiating a diagonal spread, it's necessary to spell out exactly which month and strike price is "the long" and which month and strike price is "the short."
Different Fund Families (Cross Family Trade)
Funds owned by one company are considered to be in a different family than funds owned by another company. For example, Fidelity funds are in a different family than Janus funds. When you perform a cross family trade, you are selling the shares you own in one fund family and using the proceeds to buy shares in another fund family. Though submitted as one transaction, a cross family trade is actually two: a sell order, which generally settles on the trade date, and a buy order, which generally settles on the next business day after the sell order's settlement date.
When you exchange funds, you are selling shares of a fund you own and using the proceeds to buy shares in another fund in the same fund family.
Order information you specified indicating you want your order directed to a specific exchange for execution. When you ask for an order to be directed to a specific exchange for execution, you assume responsibility for best execution of the order.
The amount below the stated 'face' or par value when a fixed-income security (e.g. a bond) is bought or sold. For example, if a bond's face value is $1,000 and it sells for $900, it was sold at a discount.
For example, Treasury bills (T-bills) are sold at a discount. If a T-bill sold for $975 and you could redeem it for $1,000 at maturity in 90 days, your gain would be $250 and the yield for the 90 day period would be a discount yield.
The amount of results you would like shown for your search request on the multi-leg option tools. (i.e.: 10, 25 or 50 results)
For U.S. federal tax purposes the sale, gift, or exchange of shares acquired through exercise of an incentive stock option or a Section 423 employee stock purchase plan within two years of the grant date or within one year of the purchase date.
Upon a disqualifying disposition, participants in employee stock purchase plans and incentive stock option plans are required to recognize any resulting gain (up to the spread at exercise and purchase) as taxable ordinary compensation income.
The sale, gift, or exchange of shares acquired through exercise of a qualified stock option prior to the end of the disqualifying disposition period may cause you to cease to qualify for favorable tax treatment of your grant. Consult your grant agreement and your tax advisor for the rules applicable to your grant.
For non-U.S. tax purposes the exercise of a qualified stock option prior to the end of the disqualifying exercise period may cause you to cease to qualify for favorable tax treatment of your grant. Consult your grant agreement and your tax advisor for the rules applicable to your grant.
The form in which the value of restricted stock awards and restricted stock units are to be distributed to you: cash or shares.
Defines how net cash proceeds from this transaction will be distributed to you. The method of distribution depends on your company's plan rules and may include an automated distribution to you through your company's payroll or a deposit into your Fidelity brokerage account.
For RSAs and RSUs, the method by which the value of your awards or units are to be distributed to you.
Distributed Through Admin Only
Admin Only events do not distribute shares/cash to the Fidelity Stock Plan account. Fidelity administers this grant for recordkeeping purposes only. Please contact a Fidelity representative for additional details.
The date on which vested grants or units are distributed to you.
The method by which the value of restricted stock awards and restricted stock units are to be distributed to you: cash to brokerage, shares to brokerage, or via payroll.
A dividend or capital gain distribution is pending on your security. Distribution Pending appears in the Change Since Last Close $ and Change Since Last Close % columns from the time the mutual fund prices are reported on the ex-dividend date until the market closes on the next business day. If you have elected automatic reinvestment of shares, the Quantity and Most Recent Value fields will reflect the shares by the morning of the next business day.
A dividend or capital gain distribution has been reported and paid on your security. Distribution Posted appears in the Closing Value, Change Since Last Close $, and Change Since Last Close % columns from the time the mutual fund prices are reported on the ex-dividend date until the market close on the next business day.
The dollar value of a grant at distribution. This value is calculated using the previous business day's closing price of the stock, minus the cost of the grant, multiplied by the number of shares or units. Fair market value is determined under your employer's plan rules and grant agreement.
Diversification is the concept of spreading your money across different types of investments and/or issuers to potentially moderate your investment risk.
A distribution of a security's earnings to the shareholders.
Dividend 5-Year Growth Rate (%)
This growth rate is the compound annual growth rate of cash dividends per common share of stock over the last 5 years.
On some screens, this field only displays if capital gains or dividends are reinvested.
Dividend Growth Rate (%)
In a Company Profile, this growth rate is the compound annual growth rate of cash dividends per common share of stock over the last 1, 3, or 5 years.
On some screens, this field only displays if capital gains or dividends are reinvested.
The dividend distribution option you chose for an account (e.g., hold, remit, etc.).
On some screens, this field only displays if capital gains or dividends are reinvested.
Dividend Pay Date
The date on which a dividend was paid.
The dollar amount per share of the latest dividend paid.
Dividend Yield (%)
This value is the current percentage dividend yield based on the present cash dividend rate. It is calculated as the indicated annual dividend divided by the current price, multiplied by 100.
Dividend Yield, 5-year Average (%)
This value is the averages of the dividend yield over the last 60 months.
The dollar amount of distributions of money, stock, or other property credited to the account or paid to you by mutual funds investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs), or other dividend-paying instrument.
The total of dividend and interest payments accrued in the account that are designated to be paid:
Distributions are shown in the Dividends Accrued field until payment is made.
Note: Payments are made according to the instructions on the account (daily, weekly, or monthly) as long as there is a distribution greater than $25. If the daily payment schedule is elected, payment must be sent by EFT or directed to another Fidelity account.
Dividends Achieved Pending Payment
The number of dividends pending payment that you have achieved as a result of meeting your performance criteria.
Dividends and Distributions
1099-reportable income that includes distributions of money credited to an account or paid to you by mutual funds investments, (REITs), or other dividend-paying instruments.
The number of dividends paid.
Dividends Pending Achievement
The potential number of target dividends you may achieve if you meet your performance criteria at the end of your performance period.
This refers to the following:
This is also a field in which you enter the amount for a mutual fund trade order.
Dollar Amount of Contribution Via Transfer
The amount of an annual contribution to your Fidelity IRA that is made by transferring money from a non-retirement (Individual or Joint) account to your IRA account (Traditional, Roth, or Rollover) account.
Please note the following:
Dollar Amount to Deposit into a College Savings Plan
This is the amount you want to transfer from your bank account to your Fidelity College Savings Plan account.
Your College Savings Plan account must have the Fidelity Electronic Funds Transfer service already established to transfer from your bank account online.
The amount transferred is a deposit to the account and will be used to buy additional units of the existing portfolio (e.g., Unique Portfolio 2015, DE Portfolio 2018) in the account.
For example, the change in price of a share in a mutual fund held in a 403(b), 401(k), or 457 account.
With dollar-cost-averaging, you invest a fixed amount on a regular basis - regardless of the current market trends. The investor buys more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when the price is high; the overall cost is lower than it would be if a constant number of shares were bought at set intervals. Dollar-cost-averaging does not assure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market. You must continue to purchase shares both in market ups and downs. The goal of dollar-cost-averaging is to attain a lower average cost per share.
For a security listed in a watch list, this is the difference between the purchase price per share x share quantity and the last price quoted for the security.
Dollars, Shares, All
Select one of these options to specify whether a Fidelity Electronic Funds Transfer request to transfer between your Fidelity mutual fund account and bank account is by dollars, shares, or the total value of the position (All).
The percentages and dollar amounts include the securities in your portfolio or the one or more accounts you select. The percentages and dollar amounts also include equities which constitute the underlying securities in your mutual funds.
A bond denominated in the currency of the country in which it is issued, for example, a French bond denominated in French Francs.
Domestic Equity Industry Sector
This is a section on the Graphical View screen. This section shows the percentage of your domestic holdings that are classified as equities that are invested across different U.S. industry sectors (e.g., health, finance, retail, etc.).
Domestic Equity Industry Sector Holdings Detail
This is a section on the Holdings Detail screen. This section shows the dollar amounts of your domestic holdings that are classified as equities across different U.S. industry sectors (e.g., health, finance, retail, etc.).
All values are as of the date and time shown on the Control Panel.
Domestic Equity Style Profile
On the Graphical View screen, this shows the characteristics of your domestic holdings that are classified as equities including size (the total dollar value of a company's outstanding stock or market capitalization such as small cap, mid cap, and large cap) and investment type (value, growth, and blend).
The percentages include the holdings in your portfolio or the one or more accounts you select. The percentages also include underlying securities in your mutual funds.
Domestic Equity Style Profile Holdings Detail
On the Holdings Detail screen, this shows the characteristics of your domestic holdings that are classified as equities including size (the total dollar value of a company's outstanding stock or market capitalization such as small cap, mid cap, and large cap) and investment type (value, growth, and blend).
The dollar amounts include the holdings in your portfolio or the one or more accounts you select. The dollar amounts also include underlying securities in your mutual funds.
All dollar amounts are as of the date and time shown on the Control Panel.
Indicates the country where the company for the security is incorporated.
Do Not Reduce
A condition on a good 'til canceled limit order to buy or a stop order to sell a security. This condition prevents the order limit or stop price from being reduced by the amount of the dividend when a stock goes ex-dividend or the stock's price is reduced due to a split.
Do Not Show Fidelity NetBenefits® Account Information
Select this option on the Name/Hide Accounts screen to suppress the display of your Fidelity NetBenefits account. This link only displays if you have a NetBenefits account in your portfolio.
The availability of Fidelity NetBenefits and the options and services available to you depend on the specific features of your employer's plan.
Do Not Show Positions with a Zero Balance
This is an option that displays on the Name/Hide Accounts screen. Select this option to suppress accounts and mutual fund account positions with a zero balance from displaying on the Portfolio screen.
If you hide an account or position with a zero balance, and the balance changes to an amount other than zero, the account or position will display.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, published by Dow Jones & Company, is an unmanaged average of 30 actively traded stocks (primarily industrials) that assumes reinvestment of dividends.
Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index
The Dow Jones CBOT Treasury Index seeks to replicate the performance of the U.S. Treasury bond market. It is weighted by the modified duration of CBOT 30-Year T-Bond, 10-Year T-Note, and 5-Year T-Note futures contracts.
Dow Jones Corporate Bond Index
The Dow Jones Corporate Bond IndexSM is an equally weighted basket of 96 recently issued investment-grade corporate bonds with laddered maturities. The index intends to measure the return of readily tradable, high-grade U.S. corporate bonds.
Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Composite Index
The Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 is an unmanaged, float-adjusted, market-capitalization-weighted index of substantially all equity securities of U.S. headquartered companies with readily available price data.
The protection against loss a strategy offers solely in terms of the premium a seller would receive from the sale of an option, regardless of the profit or loss on the underlying stock. This calculation assumes the stock is not assigned. This calculation does not include margin and is not annualized.
Driver's License Number
A driver's license or state-issued I.D. number is requested for verification purposes when you attempt to add Electronic Funds Transfer to your Fidelity Account or brokerage IRA online.
If you do not have a driver's license, you can add the Electronic Funds Transfer service by completing a form and sending the form to Fidelity. To access the form, select Get a Form under Before You Begin on the Electronic Funds Transfer Setup screen.
The date by which a margin or day trade call is or was due. House and federal margin calls and day trade calls are generally due within five business days from the date a call is issued. Exchange margin calls are generally due within 48 hours. However, Fidelity reserves the right to meet margin calls at any time prior to the stated due date.
Calls due from six prior and five future business days can display on the Margin Call screens.
The temporary nine-character alphanumeric identifier used to identify a U.S. or Canadian security. For bonds, this displays for New Issue Certificates of Deposit and New Issue Municipals. Converts to a CUSIP on settlement.
A quantitative measure that indicates the degree to which a bond or bond fund’s price will fluctuate in response to changes in comparable interest rates.
If rates rise 1.00%, for example, a bond or fund with a 5-year duration is likely to lose about 5.00% of its value.
Duration to Worst
Duration to Worst is the duration of a bond computed using the bond's nearest call date or maturity, whichever comes first. This measure ignores future cash flow fluctuations due to embedded optionality.
An auction system during which the price is set, based on auction bids, at the lowest level that will raise the requisite funds.