anyway around the 1 year lock up?

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by Frank_RR, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Frank_RR


    I thought I would consult you guys before calling in case there was some info I may need. I started with Broad St trading 4 months ago before word of this 56 test and I really liked them but I have no reason to take 56 and do not want to be labeled a professional. I still have my original 5k deposit on lock up for another 8 months and was wondering if there was anyway around that. If not that's ok, I signed the paperwork after all but it would be nice because I don't know if they will even be in business in 8 months
  2. the lockup has been in place for a really long time, way before the series 56. it's sec rule 15c3-1. if you want to look it up, there's quite a few thread on the lockup issue.

    did broad st tell you there's no lockup?

    They've been around a long time. I was a customer of theirs in the past. they run a very solid firm. they're not going anywhere.
  3. Being "labeled a professional" just means you're a member of an exchange and thus paying higher fees for data.

    The registered firms that don't have the 1 year "lock up" require the Series 7, so either way a license is now required if you're based in the U.S.
  4. hitnrun


    you could consider broad st international

    a overseas based entity

    no license required . make a few calls & you will get the facts