Trading and Investing Accounts

Account Types

Whether you intend to be an investor or trader your first important decision when you set up a brokerage account is what type of account fits your situation.

Opening a Trading Account

What do you need to open a new trading account? How do you actually open an account to start trading? Learn exactly what is required to get started with a trading account.

Margin Accounts

Margin is generally used to increase buying power by borrowing funds from the broker/dealer to pay part of the total investment cost of the stock purchased.


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