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Can I sell investments while I have an outstanding balance in my Portfolio Line of Credit?

Yes, you can sell investments in the account associated with your Portfolio Line of Credit as long as you maintain sufficient equity.

As long as the following equation is satisfied, you can withdraw funds from your investment account (please note that the account balance excludes holdings in the Wealthfront Risk Parity mutual fund):

Example

In the following example, the withdrawal would be allowed because the client maintains sufficient equity even after selling investments.

 

 

Before Withdrawal

After

Withdrawal

Account Balance

$200,000

$130,000

Outstanding Line of Credit Balance

$30,000

$30,000

Equity %

85%

77%

     

Withdrawal Amount

-$70,000

 
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