I've just started using yahoo finance. I've only bought shares at atm.

I've added Portfolio->My holdings-> Symbol-> Lot

Under Lot what is the value to enter on Cost basis? Is it share cost per share or it's total cost for all shares?

  • Do you also enter a number of shares? If you enter the total cost do you get nonsensical P/L numbers?
    – D Stanley
    May 31 '19 at 19:05
  • Yes, I've entered total number of shares. Yes I see something weird with total gain values.
    – DaveMS
    May 31 '19 at 19:09
  • OK so try a per-share price. Do you see correct total gains now?
    – D Stanley
    May 31 '19 at 19:37
  • Enter your cost per share. If you enter the cost basis of the entire position, you will have a monstrous gain (or loss :-) May 31 '19 at 20:36
  • Tx Bob, it is indeed cost/share.
    – DaveMS
    May 31 '19 at 20:41

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