This depends on the accounts you are transferring between and the time of day when you request the transfer. Our website will provide an estimated completion date before you request the transfer.
Cash to Investment (1 - 2 business days)
Moving funds from your cash account to your investment account will transfer and invest the same-day if the transfer is submitted before the market opens (9:30am ET). Otherwise, it will invest the next market day (M-F, excluding holidays).
Investment to Cash (3-4 business days)
We expect to sell your investments within 1-2 business days, after which you will no longer be subject to market movement. It takes 2 business days for trades to settle, so the funds should arrive in your cash account 1-2 business days after trade settlement. In total, this process takes 3-4 business days.
Please note, to satisfy your transfer request we will have to sell some of your securities. If those investments are sold at a gain then they will typically generate a tax liability.
Note about market timing: We do not guarantee trade execution, nor do we guarantee what time of day we will buy/sell your securities. This functionality should not be used as a way to try and time the market. For more of our thoughts on this topic, please review this link.
Additional Note: To satisfy anti-money laundering regulations, there is a 3 business day hold on all new deposits before the funds can be transferred between your accounts. The amount you can transfer between accounts will show as an available balance when entering the transfer amount.
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