I have been in strategy development mode and doing very little trading for a few years. At this point I don't understand the pattern daytrading rules as it may apply to my situation. I have a margin account but I do not intend to use margin right away. I do not have $25,000 in the account. Trades do settle right away with a margin account otherwise I have to wait 3 days or something to use the money again, that is good. My strategy should make 10 to 20 trades per day but no margin usage. Does the pattern daytrading rule just limit my use of margin or will they stop me from trading after the pattern is recognized?