I've had a few traders contact me on the forum lately that have asked me about their money being "locked up" with their current firms. Most of the guys experiencing this have not been trading in New York. I've been trading for a while and have only first heard of this practice in the last week or so. I'm just wondering what the firm's explanation for doing this is. I have in depth knowledge of almost every shop in NYC and don't know any who implement this practice. Please let me know if any of you have ever experienced or heard of a company either holding onto your profits or deposits and not allowing you to withdraw your funds or part of your funds should you choose to leave the firm or simply just want your money. Thank you.