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Not smart, perhaps, but not illegal.

Mea culpa. I haven't read every brokerage agreement. I've seen at least one that says you agree not to give your account info out.

Let me clarify on what's illegal. It is illegal for someone else to make transactions on your account unless you directed them specifically what to do.
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