To start investing, all you'll need to do is fund your account. This article will show you how to fund your account by making a deposit.
Keep in mind:
- You can also fund your account by transferring an account from another institution or by rolling over an old 401(k) from a previous employer.
- The Auto-Invest feature is turned on for all new accounts by default, so if you want your first deposit to be held as cash in your cash balance, you will need to turn Auto-Invest off before initiating your transfer.
Make a deposit
Once your bank is connected, you can make your first deposit using the instructions below:
1. Click the "Transfers" tab.
2. Click the "Move Money" button at the top-right corner of your screen.
3. Select "One-time Transfer."
4. Under "From," select the bank account you want to pull funds from.
5. Under "To," select the M1 account you want to deposit the funds into.
6. Under "Amount," input the dollar amount you want to deposit.
7. Click "Continue”
8. Review your transfer details.
9. Confirm the transfer if everything looks correct.
Alternate method: Under the “Invest” > “Portfolio” tab, you can also click on the “Deposit” button in the top-right portion of the screen.
Initial deposit minimums
Individual accounts: Minimum of $100.
Retirement accounts: Minimum of $500.
After your initial deposit any amount greater than $10 can be deposited.
Set up recurring deposits
After making your first deposit, you can set up recurring deposits to invest on a schedule. It’s an easy way to automate your account and save you time.
Learn more about how M1 trades
Learn more about how your deposits will flow into your investment portfolio.
If Auto-Invest is turned off, you can create a manual buy order with your deposit.
To see pending activity, navigate to the Activity tab on either web or mobile. You’ll be able to see details about your deposit, pending buys, pending sells, dividends received, and more.