Other firm than IB?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by jasrlew, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. jasrlew


    Anyone have an alternative firm that offers prices close to IB? I am planning on trading a cash account to skirt the PDT rules and IB said that it takes 3 days for the trade to settle, therefore no trading utilizing those funds for three days. Seems a little odd. Any ideas? Thought about SSF, but have a large learning curve to do that, would like to trade equities in the beginning. Thanks in advance.
  2. That rule is not IB rule, it is applicable everywhere unles you use margin.
  3. jasrlew


    When did that rule go into effect? I don't remember it the last time I traded.
  4. Htrader

    Htrader Guest

    Technically, these rules came into effect the same time the PDT rules did. IB was one of the first brokers to enforce it. Others such as datek(now ameritrade) later followed suit.
  5. jasrlew


    That sucks:mad:
  6. jasrlew


    On to Plan B......
  7. lundy


    there are some firms that give you the additional buying power to meet PDT requirement. And you can still trade small, but the extra buying power is in your account.

    not going to name names but u should know.

    i'm not a recruiter so don't pm me. but i do trade at a firm that offers this and it is nice.
  8. jasrlew


    Hmmmm....sorry but I have yet to find one. You're more than welcome to PM me to suggest some names if you have the time. Thanks.