Day Trading Margin Calls

May 14, 2020

If you exceed your day-trading buying power limitations, your brokerage firm will issue a day-trading “margin call” to you. You will have, at most, five business days to deposit funds to meet this day-trading margin call. Until the margin call is met, your day-trading account will be restricted to day-trading buying power of only two times maintenance margin excess based on your daily total trading commitment. If the day-trading margin call is not met by the fifth business day, the account will be further restricted to trading only on a cash available basis for 90 days or until the call is met.

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