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Can I choose what to do to with the dividends that get paid out? What are my options with dividends?

The dividend or distribution amounts that are paid by different ETF issuers are deposited in your brokerage account. Then the default option is we reinvesting the dividend or distribution amounts towards the purchase of ETFs, after sufficient cash is accumulated in your portfolio to execute one or more buy trades. We prefer this portfolio management approach, instead of opting for a distribution reinvestment plan, because this allows us to attempt to rebalance your portfolio while executing those buy trades.

Instead, if you choose to withdraw the dividend amount from your brokerage account, then you can let us know your preference so that we will stop reinvesting the cash dividends and thus enabling you to withdraw some cash. Please note that you can withdraw cash only above the minimum withdrawal limit. Requesting for withdrawal of dividends is not suggested by us unless you need that cash.

Refer to our Investment Methodology page for more information.