Margin accounts and interest rates

Trade your strategy with maximum efficiency and save costs with margin rates as low as 6.50%

Margin rates

Margin borrowing is only for experienced traders with a high-risk tolerance. You may lose more than your initial investment. Rates are effective as of June 15, 2022. Contact us to learn about premium margin rates.


Debit Balance

  • 9.00%

    $0 - $49,999

  • 8.00%

    $50,000 - $249,999

  • 7.25%

    $250,000 - $499,999

  • 6.75%

    $500,000 - $999,999

  • 6.50%

    Over $1,000,000

Margin fees comparison

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Trade on some of the most competitive rates in the industry. Based on published rates, June 2022.

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Margin account types

Regulation T Margin

A Reg T account allows you to borrow up to 50% of the total purchase price of a security.

Learn more about margin

Portfolio Margin

A Portfolio Margin account may increase your leverage beyond the 4 to 1 intraday or 2 to 1 overnight margin available in a Reg T account.

Learn more about PMA margin requirements.

Margin rates

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