I wonder if any direct-access broker will let me open a margin account with less than $5000. I'm with Datek now, but it's not a real option for daytrading. The one good feature about Datek is that they let me use 4x my balance for daytrading buying power even though I have less than $25k with them. (Of course, I limit my trades to 3 round-trips per week because of the pattern daytrading rule.) I would like a broker who will let me trade more than 2x my balance for daytrading purpose. Of course, it must be a good broker with good execution, otherwise I wouldn't bother at all. Please help. This is a serious issue for me.