New to the platform, next month I will get my first small dividend payout (AT&T), I will manually re-invest it in my AT&T holding. Now I want to monitor my total gain from amount I put in long term, how does Trading 212 display this so I know if i need an external monitoring system. Let me explain with simple numbers.
For this example lets say stock is £10 and dividend is £0.5. So I reinvest my Dividend it is now £10.5, lets also say when I am looking in a month it has gone up by £1.5 in growth, so now £12 total. Now for my records the useful information is £10 in, £12 value, 20% growth, but will trading 212 display simply as £10.5 in, £12 value so roughly 15% higher.
What I am asking when I take dividend as cash, then reinvest manually, does trading 212 know that this cash is my dividend not NEW money i transferred in?
For clarity I am talking about a stock within a pie that has other stocks.