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Save Money on Commissions by Adding Funds When You Rebalance

8 September 2016 in Inside Motif

Today, we’re showing you how to add funds as part of your rebalance in a new economical way. This feature allows you to do 3 things:

  1. Increase the amount invested in a motif as part of a rebalance.
  2. Keeps your motifs on track to and realign with your original investing strategy.
  3. Most importantly, you save money on commissions. Previously, you needed to execute two separate transactions – adding funds and a rebalance, or vice versa – resulting in two separate transactions with two separate trading commissions.

The Add Funds in Rebalance feature combines these two transactions, saving you money. Follow the steps below to use the Add Funds in Rebalance feature.

  1. You are Notified of a Rebalance Update
    When we rebalance a professional motif that you own, you are notified via email and on your dashboard when you log in to your account. From your account dashboard, click on the “Update Available” button next to each eligible motif. The next screen will allow you to review the details about the rebalance and continue.
  2. Preview Order
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    Click the  “ADD CASH/CHANGE VALUE” link.
  3. Add Additional Funds
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Specify the dollar amount you wish to add (Please note that this amount will be added to your current motif value) and click the ‘Update’.

  1. Place Order
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On this screen confirm that the blue “Desired Change in Value” amount that you want to add to your current motif is correct. (The “Est. Change in Value” amount will have a slight difference in value compared to the “Desired Change in Value” due to market fluctuations). The commission amount is for one transaction. To execute the order, click on the Place Order button. Funds will be drawn from the available cash or buying power in your Motif account. Not only can you take advantage of this feature on rebalanced professional motifs, you can also add funds to any motifs you’ve created or customized.

If you have any questions about this new feature, contact us at 1-855-586-6843, 9am – 6pm ET, Mon-Fri.

Rebalance notification is provided for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation or a recommendation that any particular investor should purchase or sell any particular security. Motif does not assess the suitability or the potential value of any particular investment. You are responsible for understanding the risks involved with investing in securities and for all investment decisions you make.