At tastyworks, we sweep excess funds from your futures account to your margin account on a daily basis.  This provides you with many benefits.  It allows any excess funds in your futures account to be used towards meeting the $25,000 pattern day trading requirement (PDT status).  Additionally, these funds allow you more flexibility in your margin account since they can be used when calculating your Day Trading Buying Power.  By doing this, these funds will also be covered under SIPC.

To learn more about the separation of your individual margin account and futures account, then please click here.