IB accounts under 25k I thought you might be interested in this correspondence. I sent this e-mail to IBâs management: Dear Sirs I have under 25k margin account. I would like to swing trade in the following fashion: Cover yesterday's short sale (buy) Enter a new short sale (sell) Your software counts, wrongly, these transactions as 1 daytrade and locks the account after a few transactions - thinks I am 'pattern trader'. I would very much appreciate your explanation or any suggestion to avoid this problem. Response came back: Dear Trader, Thanks for your email. This is the way that our system is reading these. I apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause to you. Sincerely, Aimee IB Customer Service How about that!