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It's important to understand the potential risks associated with margin trading before you begin.
**Important information about margin calls: The firm can force the sale of securities or other assets in your account(s). The firm can also sell your securities or other assets without contacting you. You are not entitled to a time extension while in a margin call.
Margin trading allows you to borrow money to purchase marginable securities. When combined with proper risk and money management, trading on margin puts you in a better position to take advantage of market opportunities and investment strategies.
1. Open a TD Ameritrade account
2. Make sure the “Actively trade stocks, ETFs, options, futures or forex” button is selected
3. Fund your account with at least $2,000 in cash or marginable securities
4. Keep a minimum of 30% of your total account value as equity at all timesOpen new account