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Speedtrader accepts applications for margin and option accounts only - no cash.
Please note: The Minimum Deposit to Open an Account (United States and Foreign) is $30,000.

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What you will need

In order to complete this application, you'll need the following information on hand:

  • Social security number or Tax Identification Number
  • Valid photo ID: Driver's license, passport or government issued identification card
  • Bank account information
  • Employer's address and telephone number
  • Financial information (annual income, liquid and total net worth)

The above information helps us comply with various securities rules and regulations and the USA PATRIOT Act, a Federal law that requires all securities firms to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each applicant. Please note: if we cannot verify the information you provide, we may be required to restrict or deny your account.

Apply by email/fax/mail

Please complete the form online, save a copy for your records, print and sign all documents and email, fax or mail it back to us. If you experience any difficulty completing the application online, please email [email protected] for assistance.

All PDFs should be filled out on the computer and printed for signature.

Organizational Accounts

* US Corporations and LLC's will be required to send all articles of incorporation/resolution, certificates of incorporation/organization, copies of valid government issued ID's, and complete the Corporate Resolution, LLC Resolution or Beneficial Ownership Certification.

* W8 applicable form must be received before you begin trading.

* Original signed W8 applicable form must be received 30 days from account approval.

Your account must be funded in order to place a trade. Account funding instructions will be provided to you at the end of the application process.

For your protection, you will automatically be logged off for any inactivity of 20 minutes or longer. The application will be saved, simply login to our secure dashboard to continue your saved application.

Minimum required to open and maintain Margin account for US clients= $25,000

Minimum required to open and maintain Margin account for foreign clients= $25,000

Minimum required to open and maintain a Pattern Day Trading Margin account = $25,000

Minimum required to open and maintain a Options account = $25,000

Minimum required to open and maintain a Foreign (non-US) Corporate account = $25,000

NOTE: Due to recent changes and heightened financial regulation, we will not be able to open accounts from the following countries: Australia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand and Sweden. Additionally, we are prohibited from opening accounts for residents of the following countries: Belarus, Burma, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Lebanon, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Zimbabwe.

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Good Til Cancelled Orders (GTC): All orders submitted as GTC to SpeedTrader that remain in force for more than one day; SpeedTrader cannot reduce or increase the order in the event of a corporate action; such as for ordinary dividends. Therefore all orders will be submitted as DNR (Do Not Reduce) and/or DNI (Do Not Increase). It is the client's responsibility to monitor their own account and to act accordingly, in the event that a corporate action has been announced.

* A $25,000 minimum balance is required in order to have a trade rate of $4.49. Accounts with less than a $25,000 balance have a trade rate of $6.95. $1.99 minimum order charge applies to all equities and options orders. Routing fees may apply.

* Commission rates are negotiated. You may qualify for rates shown based on your activity. Other fees and conditions may apply, please see our commissions and routing fees. To avoid being charged an inactivity fee of $30 per calendar quarter, you must execute a minimum of 15 trades.