Leaving TDA to consolidate to one broker

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by FP22, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. FP22


    Hi, new guy here with a first post. I have spent the last few months reading and learning.

    I am leaving TDA after a trial run and will return those funds back to my main broker. I am considering opening a second account with them instead of adding it back to an existing account so I can separate my speculative trades vs conservative investments. I am curious if other traders separate accounts for trading strategies or just co-mingle into one account. Both accounts will be adequately funded so it is more about separating them for specific trading goals or just keeping one account for everything.

    I appreciate any ideas from anyone that has done this or is thinking about this.

    Thank you,
  2. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    If it helps you to separate these strategies, we can offer Master/Sub accounts to US based clients. The Master account holds cash and you can have two trading account - one for each strategy. The advantage of this set up is they share margin and you get one monthly statement and one 1099. Yet, you will be able to track P/L independently. I personally would not do this but I understand why some would.
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  3. FP22



    Do they share margin because of portfolio margin setup? In the past I have always had multiple brokerage accounts however what I am considering now is simply 2 accounts at the same brokerage... which I believe is what you propose at your firm. I likely won't leave my broker but I do appreciate your feedback.

    Thanks you.
  4. Robert Morse

    Robert Morse Sponsor

    A master/sub with one master and 2 subs would share the same buying power.
    If you open two independent accounts , they will not.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
  5. FP22


    gotcha... thanks for the explanation.