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Learning, Sharing, and Teaching => Investor Alley => Topic started by: DINKs on September 12, 2016, 01:42:10 PM

Title: Net Change vs Total Earned Rookie Question
Post by: DINKs on September 12, 2016, 01:42:10 PM
Could someone please explain the difference between Net Change and Total Earned on a statement?

Since I opened a new taxable account this May it has earned $1,310 from my original lump investment. On the same statement, under 'Dividend Reinvestment' it calculates my beginning balance (which, according to the statement, is my original investment plus amount earned) and shows me a 'Net Change' of $3.54 which is then automatically reinvested. Why isn't the Total Earned calculated as dividends? Shouldn't the $1,310 be dividends?

I'm not even sure if I'm asking this question correctly.  Thank you in advance for your help.