Collateral is the asset that is used to secure a loan. If the value of your securities fall below a certain level, your collateral can be liquidated in order to repay the balance in your Portfolio Line of Credit.
Assets in taxable accounts excluding cash positions, certain lower volume securities, and holdings in cryptocurrency trusts and the Wealthfront Risk Parity Mutual Fund are eligible collateral.
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