I have one main larger trading account, but I am thinking of opening another smaller trading account in order to try out another broker. Let's say I fund it with say 26k (for a margin equities account). If it falls below 25k the account is frozen except for liquidating transactions because it will be a pattern daytrading account. I understand you can have them lift the margin call once every 90 days, and once they lift it you cannot make more than 3 daytrades every 5 day rolling period(until account value goes back over 25K) However if it goes above 25K, and then falls below 25K a second time within 90 days, your account is frozen again except for liquidating transactions. If this happens, can you simpy transfer your money out of the account? For example, transfer some money out, open a futures account with the same broker, and then transfer money into that? Or is your account literally frozen where you can't even withdraw your own money for 90 days? A broker couldn't legally do that could they?