Margin Loans

Understand what buying on margin is, and how to start investing using margin loans at Firstrade.
Margin Benefits
Margin buying allows you to enjoy flexible cash, increased returns and more advantages.
Margin Risks
Fully understand the risks of trading on Margin and learn how you can manage them.
Margin Requirements
Learn about Margin Requirements and the difference between Initial and Maintenance Margin Requirements.
Margin Call
A comprehensive demonstration on what a Margin Call is and how to avoid one.
Margin Buying Power
Learn the logic of how your Margin Buying Power is calculated and plan your portfolio more strategically.
Day Trading Rules
Learn the definitions and rules of Day Trading.
Learn the difference between cash and margin account.
Short selling is a strategy to use when you expect a security’s price will decline.
Learn the Cash Account Trading Rules including Good Faith Violations and 90-Day Restriction.
Find easy examples of Margin Requirements, Margin Calls and Day Trading Margin Rules in our Tutorial section.
Find the answers to your questions regarding trading on Margin in our Margin-related FAQs section.
Firstrade offers competitive margin interest rates. For more details, please refer to our Margin Interest Rates.
Definitions of commonly used Margin-related terms.