The position bookings take into account the sum of security-related cash movements, over a specified period of time. This includes transaction costs such as the cost to buy or sell a security and its related costs (e.g. commissions, stamp duty paid, exchange fees) and corporate actions and their related costs (e.g. cash dividends, withholding tax).
What is the difference between Position P/L and Position Bookings?
Position P/L are the changes in the Account resulting only from all security-related activities (realised and unrealised activities). This includes:
- Unrealised profit/ loss (Account changes resulting from price movements on the positions held)
- Realised profit/ loss resulting from closing positions (money earned or lost from the difference between the price at which a security was bought, and the price at which the security was sold)
- Costs related to trading activities (transaction costs, broker commissions and spreads)
- Corporate actions that increase or decrease the quantity or value of a position held