What is a Direct Indexing exclusion list? How does it work?

The stock restrictions list is designed to make sure stocks that you are restricted from trading will never be traded in your Wealthfront account.

If you add a stock that we would normally hold in a Direct Indexing position (such as a company in the S&P 500 or the S&P 1500 index), we will not purchase it on your behalf. Instead, we will buy other stocks from the associated index to make sure that your Direct Indexing position still accurately tracks the broad US stock market.

Please note that trade restrictions may change your risk and expected returns, and impact your portfolio's performance.



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