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 is a Good Faith Violation?
What is a Good Faith Violation (GFV)? Occurs when day trading with unsettled funds A good faith violation (GFV) occurs when a cash account buys a stock or...
What is a Required Maintenance Call (RM)?
Required Maintenance (RM) call is issued when the margin equity in an account is less than the maintenance requirements.  Maintenance calls are typicall...
Futures Maintenance Call (FM)
What is a Futures Maintenance Call? (FM Call) When account equity is less than the futures maintenance requirement A Futures Maintenance call (FM) is issu...
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)?
What is a Reg-T Call? Also known as a Regulation-T Margin Call A Reg-T (RT) call is issued when a margin account makes a transaction that exceeds its avai...
What is a Short Restricted Strategy (SL) Call?
Why did I get a Short Restricted Strategy Call (SL) Applies to Cash & IRA accounts A Short Restricted Strategy call (SL) generates when a cash or IRA ...