Is the SEC trying to eliminate day trading

Discussion in 'Trading' started by etouch, May 24, 2005.

  1. etouch


    My brokerage firm has just informed me that under a new SEC ruling effective on 18 May, funds from the sale of securities considered as short sales, or held for a limited amount of time, cannot be used for another securities purchase until that sale has ‘cleared’ which takes three days.

    What do you think about that?
  2. just21


    Single stock futures or index futures then!
  3. Truff


    Thats the news out. Its ridiculous IMHO. Thats why i don't touch equities anymore. Its becoming a joke.
  4. Are all brokers enforcing this new 'rule' and can someone post a link?
  5. hopeless


    They certainly seem to be going after the small accounts.
  6. Bob111


    what for? no one will benefit from it.just like with 25K limit to daytrade.
  7. The SEC is always trying to help us little guys by f***ing us over. pass the KY and grab your ankles!!!
  8. sprstpd


    Link please. Does this apply to accounts over $25k?

  9. what firm? and I assume you have a margin account?
  10. This is pretty big news for most people not to have heard about it. There has to be more to it. :confused:
    #10     May 24, 2005