It depends on a few factors. But, you can withdraw funds that aren't tied up in a pending order, have already settled, and aren't subject to any holding periods.
Here is a list of possible fund designations that may appear in the 'Funds Availability' section of the 'Withdraw Money' page:
- Cash Balance – Total amount of funds showing in your ShareBuilder account.
- Open Orders – Funds being used for a pending buy order
- Other Funds Requests – Funds being used for a pending withdrawal request
- Margin Loan Availability – Margin accounts can withdraw this amount to use outside of their account; this does not include the Cash Balance
- Maximum Funds Available to Request – Total amount of funds available for new buy orders—these funds may be subject to holding periods
- Unsettled Trades – Funds from the sale of stock not available for withdrawal from your ShareBuilder account until settlement date, 3 market days after the trade date (1 market day for option and mutual fund trades)
- Uncollected Funds – Funds from recent deposits that are subject to holding periods
- Funds Available to Request Today – Maximum amount of funds available for immediate withdraw from your ShareBuilder account.
Only funds that are in your cash balance can be withdrawn from your ShareBuilder account. If you own securities in your account, and wish to withdraw the value of those securities, you will first need to sell the individual securities with an online trade.
Also, holding periods may affect funds availability for withdrawals from your ShareBuilder account. Please refer to the table below:
|Electronic Funds Deposits
||5 business days
|Check or Money Order
||10 business days
||No Waiting Period
||No Waiting Period
|Proceeds from the sale of stock
||3 market days
Tip: Bank-only holidays such as Columbus Day and Veterans Day aren't considered settlement days. To view a list of all market holidays, see our Holiday and Trading Calendar.
Important: Buying securities on margin isn't appropriate for every investor. Before investing on margin, please give the Margin Account Agreement the once over to review important risk disclosure information, and see our margin interest rates.