That is to trade on margin or borrowed money. But opportunities that present themselves this week come along once every decade. 1987, 1998 (asian contagion) 2001(9-11), etc... Yes, I have been blood thirsty to make some quick day trades on panic days like this. Been trading striclty ETF's of late and finding my happy place. I do hold some bagholding positions in some shit investments I made still. Using the rest of my trading capital for quick day trades. Okay, I am comfortbale making 5-15 min. trades and penny flipping on 1/8th-1/16th, sometimes 1/4 moves on 500 and 1000 share block trades on the ETF's. Hey, a $100 here, $500 there adds up. (yeah, I know some of you make on average 5k a day...lol) So the question is, utilize the buying power or not or continue out of the cash trading? More importantly, what is the vig or interest I am paying on the Day Trade BP?