I was wondering - how can I setup the ability to short with a retail firm? I was able to setup a margin account so that I don't have to wait 3 days for an order to settle. But when I attempted to short I was blocked. The retail brokerage firm asked me for my employment and income information before they could approve me for short selling. Problem is that I am not currently working and I would like to daytrade. My wife works but I'm currently using an account that is only in my name. What can I do? I have like low 7 digits net worth and only risking 200,000 right now. How can I get approved for short selling?