In my portfolio, what is the ‘Cost’ figure and how is it calculated?
In your portfolio for each of your accounts, you'll see a column titled 'Cost'. Also known as the ‘book cost’, this is the amount you paid for the investment. By comparing ‘Cost’ with ‘Value’, you can see whether an investment has gone up or down since you bought it, and by how much.
If you transferred the investment to us from another provider, the ‘Cost’ may be zero. This will be if we didn't receive the book cost from your previous provider during the transfer. You can update it manually by clicking on the figure in your portfolio. If you’d like to update an existing ‘Cost’ figure, please send us a secure message.
The ‘Cost’ figure for an investment will be adjusted following future transactions, or if there’s a corporate action. Just remember that the figure may not be accurate, so you should only use it as a guide when making your investment decisions.