Standard margin account


A margin account allows you to buy securities on credit and borrow against cash and securities already in the account. Buying on credit and borrowing are subject to standards established by the regulators and by the firm carrying the account. Interest is charged on any borrowed funds only for the period of time the loan is outstanding. You should be aware that trading on margin presents additional risks.

What can I trade in a standard account?

Everything.

In an equities margin account, you can trade stocks (including over-the-counter penny stocks), options (standard and mini lot sizes, as well as multi-leg strategies), ETFs, mutual funds, bonds, term deposits, GICs, exempt market products, and physical gold.

With a FX and CFD account, you can trade forex and contracts-for-difference (CFD).