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What are unsettled funds?

The unsettled funds in an account represent the funds expected to be received from profits made or stocks sold. The settlement for trades is not instant, and exchanges follow a rolling settlement cycle. To learn more about the settlement cycle, see What does settlement cycle mean?

Even if stocks are sold or intraday profits are made, the proceeds cannot be immediately used to purchase other shares. The funds from the sale proceeds get settled in the trading account after one trading day. Additionally, if the T+1 day coincides with a settlement holiday, the profits will be available on the next trade settlement day.