Day trading restriction

Discussion in 'Financial Futures' started by jj2005, May 2, 2006.

  1. jj2005


    To day trade GLD or SLV, must my account have at least 25,000 USD in equity?
  2. Through a broker to day trade stocks or ETF's you need to have 25,000 in capital so, yes.
  3. yes ... ... these are ETF's and considered equities

    thus the PTD rules apply

    however you can try mini futures

    if my math is correct here

    1 YG = 330 shares GLD

    1 YI = 100 shares SLV
  4. jj2005


    Volume for YI or ZI are not large enough?

    I have account with IB but IB does not offer COMEX silver. That's why I consider other alternatives.
  5. katesdp


    Try ECBOT
    There's enough volume.
  6. jj2005



    Are YI or YG traded in ECBOT?

    Do you mean ZG or ZI traded in ECBOT?
  7. yes these mini futures also trade on ECBOT

    YG - mini gold and trades on ECBOT
    YI - mini silver and trades on ECBOT

    the present liquidity is sufficient
    and the volume and daily 24 hour range is fine
    for you to see if you can make a go at it

    good luck to you