This crazy rule is just creating question after question. Hopefully we'll all figure it out soon. I also noticed that in IB's email it had "SAME DAY" in bold. Does this mean you can safely make two round trips every day without being tagged a pattern daytrader? Or three for that matter. Just as long as it's not more than three? This would be 10-15 trades a week which is still a joke, but much better than 3 per week. And what about scaling out? What happens if I buy 200 shares and then sell 100 at one price and 100 at aonother? Does this count as one round trip or two?