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Transferring Your Brokerage Account

Investors everyday transfer their accounts from one brokerage firm to another. Account transfers are generally completed without a problem, often within two to three weeks. If you are planning on transferring your account, read our publication, Transferring Your Brokerage Account: Tips on Avoiding Delays.


We have provided this information as a service to investors.  It is neither a legal interpretation nor a statement of SEC policy.  If you have questions concerning the meaning or application of a particular law or rule, please consult with an attorney who specializes in securities law.