The definitions for a Non-Professional and Professional trader are defined by the NYSE and most other US exchanges. It's important that you understand the differences and how they can impact you.
A registered nor qualified natural person in any capacity with the SEC, the CFTC, any state securities agency, any securities exchange or association or any commodities or futures contract market or association and, engaged as an "investment advisor," as that term is defined in Section 202 (a) (11) of the Investment Advisors Act of 1940 (whether or not registered or qualified under that Act); and employed by a bank or other organization exempt from registration under Federal and/or state securities laws to perform functions that would require him/her to be so registered or qualified if he/she were to perform such functions for an organization
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Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options
ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.