How do harvested losses on my existing Wealthfront account affect the way you manage my taxable account transfer?

We use short-term capital losses from Daily Tax-Loss Harvesting and Direct Indexing to offset short-term capital gains and accelerate your transition into the Wealthfront portfolio. Newly transferred securities with a short-term gain will be sold to the extent we have harvested losses in your account to offset those gains. For example, if Wealthfront has harvested $1,000 in losses in your account, and you transfer a single security with a short-term gain of $2,000, we will sell shares of the transferred security up to the point you recognize $1,000 in short-term gains. We will then continue to sell the transferred security as we harvest new losses in your account or if the short-term gain becomes long-term. This means your dashboard may show harvested losses before the transfer, but no net losses at year end because we have used them to transition your transferred assets into a diversified Wealthfront portfolio.


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