What is a PDT (Pattern Day Trader)?

A Pattern Day Trader (PDT) is any customer who executes four or more “day trades” within 5 business days in a margin account. Once the PDT title is triggered, you can day trade as many times as possible as long as your total account equity is $25,000 or above.

However, if an account is a PDT and has under $25,000 account equity, it will be restricted to Liquidation Only until account equity is increased to $25,000 or above.

TradeUP clients restricted as PDT may request to have the PDT status removed as a one-time courtesy. Further instructions can be found here.


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