Author Topic: selling fractional etf shares on Vanguard  (Read 221 times)

GUNDERSON

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selling fractional etf shares on Vanguard
« on: March 25, 2020, 11:01:26 AM »
This is surely a dumb question, but if you try to sell an ETF, it will ask for a number of shares you want to sell. You can only enter whole numbers, but usually, because of dividends, the total value is not a whole number, and therefore when I select specific shares to sell, Vanguard won't let me execute the trade, saying it's either too few or too many shares. What's the workaround here? Thanks.

wienerdog

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Re: selling fractional etf shares on Vanguard
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 11:14:27 AM »
Put in the the whole number.  They will sell the fractional share automatically once it is the only thing left.

GUNDERSON

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Re: selling fractional etf shares on Vanguard
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 11:15:49 AM »
The issue is that I don't want to sell my whole position, just the lots with losses. Thanks!