Mick, Are you in a Drip? If so, with which companies. I have friends who have described their DRIP with c-corporations. The company involved has the discretion of when to close out the position and release your account. It has taken them several weeks to complete the process. Historically, that is the reason why I have not become involved in DRIP. If MLP's are different or immediate like you say, please send along whatever you can to explain.