Cost Basis @ Jones?

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May 8, 2005 1:15 am

I was wondering how the cost basis reporting is at Edward Jones.



May 18, 2005 8:24 am

Hey candy bar perhaps you can field this question?

May 18, 2005 9:06 am

I’ll tell you one thing…they sure do lie about the current market value of bonds on their statements.

May 21, 2005 12:55 am


Cost basis is automatic for securities bought in firm name. It can be added manually for transferred in securities.


Most firms use an outside company to price bonds on statements. I am not aware of a firm that does it in house.

May 21, 2005 8:18 am

Apparently, you work for one.

May 21, 2005 8:06 pm
Phlyin' Phule:

Apparently, you work for one.


So are you saying that you have someone (or a department) at your firm that prices every bond for every client on every statement by hand each month?

Dude, you're dreaming!

May 22, 2005 12:20 pm

You have it wrong, as usual.

Unlike your chop shop, we don't have proprietary bonds, and we don't overvalue what our clients do have.

May 22, 2005 2:14 pm

OK, clients of yours have bonds in their portfolios, right?

OK, clients of yours get statements regularly that show them what the value of their bonds are, right?

OK, who at your great firm prices all the bonds on these statements?

My point is all firms use a pricing service to do this. Usually it’s an institutional type pricing so is it not uncommon if a client is selling a small position say $50,000 or $100,000 piece that they would not get the price that could be gotten for a $500,000 or $1,000,000 piece. This is not a Jones only problem. It is industry wide. Bond prices on statements should only be an indication of price.

Not sure what you mean by “proprietary bonds”. All of our bonds can be held by or transferred to other firms.


May 22, 2005 3:14 pm

I continue to be amazed at your stupidity.

May 23, 2005 10:31 pm

What did I say in the above post that you do not agree with?


May 28, 2005 1:18 pm


WOW, you do have a thick head, no wonder you can't answer QUESTIONS, or TELL THE TRUTH?


Jun 2, 2005 11:47 pm

The questions have been answered. Take your ball and go home.


Jun 9, 2005 9:08 am


again your comphrension is somewhat ....... lacking, and you have not answered the questions posed to you please re-read.

Jun 10, 2005 2:20 am

Candybar we are all waiting?

Here is ehtics 101:

Just so people understand the symbols at Edward Jones:

Managing General Partner & GP's

IR's that are Drones (LP's)

IR's That are Clones 

I wonder what Candybar is? 

Jun 13, 2005 7:38 am

Player which are you

 disgruntled you didn't make GP


 just plain wacky

I left EJ three years ago, and I am happy I did.  Player you seem to need some "professional" help before your anger destroys any relationships you may have left.