Overview

Account types

We have a variety of account types to suit the needs of active traders.


Standard accounts

Standard accounts support Cash, Cash and Margin, Cash and Options, Margin, Margin and Option

Individual

An account with only one owner.

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Joint

An account with two or more owners. Supported types; Joint Community Property, Joint Tenants in Common and Joint with Rights of Survivorship.

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Retirement

Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and SEP IRA

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Corporate

A corporate account, also known as a business account, refers to a bank account that a business uses to hold its money.

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Trust

A trust account is an account whereby the account owner (trustee) manages the account for one or more beneficiaries (trustees).

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LLC

A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure in the U.S. that protects its owners from personal responsibility for their debts or liabilities.

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Institutional accounts

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Prime Brokerage

An arrangement by which an investor may enter derivatives trades with a limited number of different brokers but later consolidate these trades at the end of the trading day with only one broker for clearing.

Separately Managed Account (SMA)

An advisory account that is not a pooled investment vehicle (i.e., a registered investment company, business development company, or private fund).

DVP/RVP

An account whereby payment for securities purchased is made to the selling customer's agent and/or delivery of securities sold is made to the buying customer's agent in exchange for payment at the time of settlement, usually in the form of cash.

CMTA Agreements

An arrangement by which an investor may enter derivatives trades with a limited number of different brokers but later consolidate these trades at the end of the trading day with only one broker for clearing.

Account Types

Margin Account Types

Regulation T Account

According to Regulation T, you may borrow up to 50% of the purchase price of securities that can be purchased on margin. This is known as the initial margin.

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Portfolio Margin

SEC-approved portfolio margining rules, allow margin requirements to reflect the actual risk of the entire portfolio more accurately in a specific brokerage account. This means that qualified customers may increase their leverage beyond the 4 to 1 intraday or 2 to 1 overnight margin available in a standard margin account.

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Cash and margin accounts

Learn more about the key differences of cash and margin account and how to determine which is right for you.

Many people are attracted to the investing world by margin or borrowing money from a broker.But when it comes to Wall Street, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

One of the first important decisions that investors must make when moving to an online broker is which type of trading account they need to open.

One of the first important decisions that investors must make when moving to an online broker is which type of trading account they need to open.

Subscriber types

Market data

The definitions for a Non-Professional and Professional trader are defined by the NYSE and most other US exchanges. It's important that you understand the differences and how they can impact you.

Non Professional

A natural person and cannot be a corporation, trust, institution, or partnership account.

Professional

A registered nor qualified natural person in any capacity with the SEC, the CFTC, any state securities agency, any securities exchange or association or any commodities or futures contract market or association and, engaged as an "investment advisor," as that term is defined in Section 202 (a) (11) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 (whether or not registered or qualified under that Act); and employed by a bank or other organization exempt from registration under Federal and/or state securities laws to perform functions that would require him/her to be so registered or qualified if he/she were to perform such functions for an organization

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