We offer all sorts of account types: individual accounts, retirement accounts, and joint accounts. To learn more about our account offerings, please continue below or click here.
Margin: This is the most flexible type of account. You are allowed to use all of the trading strategies available at tastyworks, and you can borrow money to trade for equity trades. That said, options are non-marginable. While there is no minimum to open a margin account, you will need to maintain $2,000 in the account to retain full margin privileges. Please be aware that greater flexibility may expose you to higher risks.
Cash: In a cash account, you won't have margin benefits, which means you must be able to cover your trade's full purchase price with the money already in your account. There is no account minimum for a cash account.
Traditional IRA: These are retirement accounts for individuals with earned income or who file a joint return with a spouse who earns income. Contributions of $5,500 in tax-deferred earned income may be made annually. Earnings typically grow tax-deferred and are taxed upon withdrawal at your ordinary tax rate.
Roth IRA: These are retirement accounts for individuals with earned income. After-tax contributions are made and can be withdrawn tax-free and penalty-free at any time. Earnings may be withdrawn tax-free and penalty-free for qualified distributions.
Corporate: Corporate accounts are opened on behalf of a legally established US entity. We currently offer C Corp, S Corp, LLC, and Partnership accounts.
Trust: A trust account can be opened on behalf of a revocable trust or an irrevocable trust. A copy of the Trust Certificate must be provided at account opening.
For instruction how to open an entity account, please click here.
Tenants in Common: This type of account is controlled by two or more owners, each with a specific portion of the account's assets. When one account owner dies, their portion of assets is passed on to their estate.
With Rights of Survivorship (WROS): A Joint WROS account is one where two or more owners have an equal share of assets. When one account owner dies, the surviving owner(s) will have full rights to the account.
For instruction how to open a joint account, please click here.
Margin and cash accounts are available to our international customers. We are constantly adding to the list of countries we support. Unfortunately, due to certain restrictions, tastyworks cannot accept accounts from Canada or Australia at this time.
To a view a list of countries we currently accept, please click here.
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UGMA/UTMA: These are Custodial account types that are opened by an adult for the benefit of a minor, who is the beneficiary of the account. The assets are transferred to the beneficiary when they reach the age of majority.
Coverdell: A Coverdell account is opened as a savings plan intended for contributions towards a student's qualified educational expenses. Contributions may be made for individuals who are under 18 years old, and qualified distributions are not taxable at the state or federal level.