is the patter day trader rule made to make small trader really difficult to make money? yes, probably it is. sec and the goverment are really the most powerful mafia. how can anybody swing trade with that STUPID and ARROGANT law, that if you don't have 25k you must be stay there praying the good lord instead of acting on opportunities... i made +30% on my account today. obviuosly now i'm on a forced vacation because of 3 day trades in 5 days... oh my, 3 day trades in 5 days, i'm really overtrading, please government save me...from myself ! i'm going to take my money outside of the US. where you can trade US stocks and being treated like a trader, not like an idiot.