To transfer funds from another brokerage account to Wealthfront, the minimum transfer amount is $100. We require this minimum for two reasons:
- The funds we invest in generally trade in increments ranging from $30 to $120, so we might not be able to invest your money if you transfer less than $100.
- Many other brokerage firms charge transfer fees – sometimes up to $100 – and we think you shouldn’t lose your money just because you want to switch to a new brokerage.
To move an account to Wealthfront with less than $100, follow these steps:
If your account is a taxable investment account:
- Liquidate your account at the current firm. Note: selling your investments is a taxable event. To learn how this may impact your taxes, consult a tax advisor.
- Withdraw your liquidated funds to a bank account.
- Log in to Wealthfront and schedule a bank transfer for an amount equal to or greater than the Wealthfront minimum ($500 for initial funding, $100 for deposits to an existing Wealthfront account).
If your account is a tax-advantaged account (e.g., 401(k), IRA, 529), we recommend consulting a tax advisor before proceeding.
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