We offer several different cash deposit options under our FDIC Insured Bank Deposit Program (Program), including where we automatically deposit money not invested in securities into banks participating in our Program (each a Program Bank and such sweep option hereinafter referred to as our Sweep Program). Under the Cash Sweep Program you have same or next-day access to your funds without penalties, unlike CDs. The other options are FDIC.CASH and FDIC.PLUS.
See current Cash Sweep interest rates
You can incorporate cash into your folios by using the ticker symbol FDIC.CASH. To do this, you must buy the amount that you wish using the ticker symbol FDIC.CASH into your folio. Money deposited into your account will generally sweep into our Cash Sweep Program, whereas you need to actually purchase FDIC.CASH like a security in order to use it in a folio. Cash in FDIC.CASH earns the same interest rate as it would in the Sweep Program but cannot be used to cover new purchases, checks or electronic funds transfers because it is held like a security.
Cash held in a folio can be given a weight just like a security in a folio. For example, if you want to hold 10% of your folio in cash, simply buy the ticker FDIC.CASH and set the weight to 10%.
*The folios feature is not available to all customers, but all customers have access to our Cash Sweep Program.
See current FDIC.CASH Interest Rates
FDIC.PLUS is designed for investors who want higher interest rates on larger amounts of cash, with safety of capital, and easy next-day access to funds. There is a $25,000 minimum deposit to earn interest in this higher-yielding cash vehicle. Balances below $25,000 do not pay interest. FDIC.PLUS is only held in Non-folio Holdings.