The PDT rule requires that anybody who wants to day trade maintain a minimum balance of $25,000 in their account. If your balance falls below this level, you are not allowed to day trade. Crypto trading does not have this rule, so traders can open an account with less than $25,000.
What happens if you get flagged as a day trader?
You could be limited to closing out your positions only. And your margin buying power may be suspended, which would limit you to cash transactions. If you make an additional day trade while flagged, you could be restricted from opening new positions.
Can you get flagged for day trading Crypto?
This sounds tricky, but it just means that within any 5 trading day period, once you place your fourth day trade you will be flagged as a pattern day trader and you’ll need to have a portfolio value (minus any cryptocurrency positions) greater than $25,000 at the end of the trading day to be able to continue day …