Are there any transferred assets that you can’t migrate to a Wealthfront portfolio tax-efficiently?

Unfortunately, yes. We recommend selling the following before they ever get to Wealthfront:

  • Bonds
  • Options
  • Penny stocks
  • Open-ended mutual funds
  • Other exotic assets

If we do receive these assets, they will be sold immediately, irrespective of any long- or short-term capital gains they may have.

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