Margin Calls & Violations

What is Pattern Day Trading (PDT) and why did I get an Equity Maintenance Call (EM)?
Sections Patter Day Trader Rules Video Key Takeaways What is an Equity Maintenance (EM) Call? How to Meet an EM Call Holding Futures Overnight Pa...
What are the rules for day trading in a cash account? Good Faith Violation (GFV)
What is a Good Faith Violation (GFV)? A good faith violation (GFV) occurs when a cash account buys a stock or option with unsettled funds and liquidates th...
What is a Required Maintenance Call (RM)?
A Required Maintenance (RM) call is issued when the margin equity in an account is less than the maintenance requirements.   Maintenance calls are typicall...
Futures Margin Call (FM)
What is a Futures Margin Call? (FM) A Futures Maintenance call (FM) is issued when the equity in the futures account is less than the margin requirement. I...
What is a Day Trade Call (DT)?
Did you receive a day trade call and are wondering what exactly caused this? Well, you're in the right place. Continue reading to learn more about: W...
What is a Reg-T Call (RT)?
A Reg-T (RT) call is issued when a margin account makes a transaction that exceeds its available buying power. Reg-T calls are typically due 5 trading days ...
What is a Short Restricted Strategy (SL) Call?
A Short Restricted Strategy call (SL) is generated when cash or IRA accounts ends up with a short stock position. This typically happens when a short call i...