Portfolio rebalancing is a 3 step process that can take some time:
Step 1: Switch - A switch transaction involves redeeming from one fund and reinvesting in another fund of the same mutual fund company. The redemption and reinvestment happen directly without the redeemed money first being credited to your bank account. A switch can take 3-5 business days to take place. This is applicable only if you have any old and new funds from the same mutual fund company.
Step 2: Redemption - After the switch, we place a redemption (withdrawal) request for the remaining funds. It can take up to 3-5 business days for the amount to come to your linked bank account.
Step 3: Reinvestment - After the redemption amount has come to your bank account, this amount is scheduled to be reinvested into the new recommended funds. The reinvestment date is scheduled considering the redemption timeline and your auto-debit limits. Once the reinvestment takes place, it can further take up to 3-5 business for the mutual funds to provide us details about the units, NAV, folio number, etc which we use to update your dashboard and mark your investment as executed.
All of these transaction dates are automatically prescheduled once you initiate rebalancing. The system needs to consider the ideal timelines (and it's structured to account for non-working days such as Saturday & Sundays) for each step while scheduling these and thus portfolio rebalancing is spread over some time. It may take some time, but once you have approved it, you won't have to do a thing. It's completely automated.
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