What is Pattern Day Trading?
Pattern Day Trading can be simply defined as when a trader carries out a day trade four or more times in five business days.
What is a Day trade?
A day trade is when a buy and sell order of the same stock is executed in one trading day.
Who is a Pattern Day Trader?
A Pattern Day Trader (PDT) is an individual that completes 4(four) “day trades” within a rolling 5-business day period.
A trader is not allowed to buy and sell the same company's stocks more than 4 times within 5 consecutive business days.
As a trader, if you buy Netflix stocks on Monday and sell it on that same day, that's called a day trade. If you carry out the same action(for Netflix or any other company) on Tuesday and Wednesday, you would have used up all your day trades (
If you then try to buy and sell Netflix(or any other company's) stock again within the 5-business day period
(i.e Thursday and Friday), your account would be flagged for Pattern Day Trading and subsequently banned from trading stocks on Chipper for 180 days.
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