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Stocks & ETFs Margin Interest Rates

Margin Interest Rates1

Less than $50,000 $50,000 – $499,999 $500,000 – $1,999,999 $2,000,000 and above
 8.50% 7.75% 4.50% 2.00%

Margin Requirements

Position Margin Accounts Cash Accounts
Day Trading2 Overnight
Long Stock Buy Stock or ETF 25% Value of the Position 50% Value of the Position 100% Cost of the Option
Short Stock Sell Short Stock or ETF 25% Value of the Position 50% Value of the Position Not Available

 

Important Notes:

1. Margin interest rates vary in accordance with the base rate and the size of the debit balance. The base rate may be adjusted at TradeStation’s discretion with reference to commercially recognized interest rates, current market trends, liquidity in the marketplace, and other industry conditions, and is subject to change without prior notice.

2. Day Trading requires that certain levels of equity be deposited and maintained in day-trading accounts, and that these levels be sufficient to support the risks associated with day-trading activities. Learn more here: http://www.finra.org/investors/day-trading-margin-requirements-know-rules.

Margin requirements are structured for a diversified portfolio. Accounts that are using margin for holding concentrated positions may be asked to make immediate changes.

Special Margin Requirements: Due to low liquidity, volatility or other conditions, some stocks and ETFs may have a special margin requirement. You can view a list of this symbols here: https://clientcenter.tradestation.com/support/myaccount/specialMargin/specialmargin.aspx.

A minimum of $2,000 is required to open and maintain a position on margin and a minimum of $2,000 is required to open and maintain a short stock position.

Please contact us for information pertaining to TradeStation Securities margin requirements and concentration parameters.

Margin trading involves risks and it is important that you fully understand those risks before trading on margin. The FINRA Margin Disclosure Statement outlines many of those risks, including:

  • You can lose more funds than you deposit in your margin account.
  • Your brokerage firm can force the sale of securities in your account.
  • Your brokerage firm can sell your securities without contacting you.
  • You are not entitled to an extension of time on a margin call.