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I have a 401k with a previous employer that I would like to roll over into an IRA. Twice in the past, I have had an employer switch plan providers, where the funds where sold, and earned money market rates while they were transfered to the new plan. Sounds good, except that market swings between buying and selling in both case took about 1% (based on market averages on date of sell and buy). On the one hand, I've lost out on this twice, so the law of averages should be in my favor, but what I'd really like to do is avoid this possibility. I can think of no way to execute the transaction where the funds are sold and bought on the same day.

Is there any standard way of doing this?


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