- Account Opening
- Funding and Banking
- Security and Protection
- Short Requests
- Stock Certificates
- Trading Software
Guardian Trading accepts applications for margin and option accounts only no cash accounts accepted – minimum deposit $30,000 for us and foreign clients. Day trading accounts : there is a $30,000 minimum required to establish a day trading account. Accounts that fall below the required minimum will be subject to certain restrictions, and additional funds may be required. Guardian trading does not currently offer debit card and/or checking accounts.
Yes. You can request a free, virtual practice account with virtual buying power. You can then download our online trading software and login using your credentials. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1 (844) 963-1512 to get started.
When we receive your completed application and approve your account, we will send you an email letting you know that your account has been approved.
You can scan and email it to email@example.com or call us at 1 (844) 963-1512
Yes, except for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Kora (DPRK) , Ethiopia, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR (Lao People’s Domestic Republic), Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Sao Tome and Principe, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, Venezuela. Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
Please contact us regarding policies for accepting accounts in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, EEA (European Economic Area), Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Please visit our Open an Account page and fill out the online application or choose to fill out the form offline.
Yes. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change to your trade rate. The new commission plan will take effect 1 to 2 business days from the time we receive your request. You can only change plans once per month.
The per share commission is $0.0044 per share with a $1.99 minimum per trade. A 100 share trade would be only $1.99 plus the ECN charge. Please refer to the Trading Fees & Commissions and Routing Fees pages.
Yes. You may click the “Test Drive Now” button on the left-hand side of this page. If you sign up and never get an email back please check your spam filter or email us at email@example.com
No. Just fill out and submit our Exchange Agreement.
You may trade Stocks (US), Options, Bonds, and Mutual Funds.
Online, you may trade Stocks(US) and Options.
For a market order, the max order is 100,000, and for a Limit order the max order is 1,000,000
Good Til Cancelled Orders (GTC): It is the client’s responsibility to review all open orders daily, especially GTC (good till cancelled) orders. The order management system does not have the capability, at this time, to send the orders as GTC. Orders entered as GTC on the software are actually system held as DAY or DAY+ orders that are saved by the system each night and then replaced each morning. You should know that certain routes do accept GTC orders: those orders are sent as Day+. If you believe you had an order that for some reason is not showing on your software or have any other issues or problems with any order(s) you must contact Guardian Trading immediately. You are responsible for the daily review of your open orders. Any issues caused by your failure, as a client, to conduct this review and/or to contact Guardian Tradng, in a timely manner (within 10 calendar days) of discovery to resolve any discrepancies will be solely the client’s responsibility. Also please note that you alone are responsible for any orders placed in your account or through your user and the resulting executions from those orders. GTC orders that remain on the software for more than one day cannot be reduced or increased, in the event of a corporate action; such as for ordinary dividends. It is the client’s responsibility to monitor GTC orders and act accordingly, in the event, a corporate action has been announced. The software company is in the process of re-coding and testing the system to allow GTC orders. Clients will be notified in advance of any changes
On the software, you can check one of 2 ways. You can click on the “Trade” tab and then “Short List”, or you can look at the top right corner of the trading Montage, where it will have an S directly under the anchor, if the stock is shortable.
You can Contact Us to request a short locate. If shares are available you will see the shares become available on the software.
As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000 (including $250,000 for cash claims). For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org.
You may fund your account via Wire. Visit our Account Funding page for more information regarding funding your trading account.
You would complete an Account Transfer form (ACAT) for listed securities only and also send us a copy of your last brokerage statement. Please complete the ACAT form and return it to us.
Currently we do not accept deposit of stock certificates. You may however, ACAT transfer stock certificates, for listed stocks only, from another broker/dealer. For more information or instructions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call customer service at 1 (844) 963-1512..
Restricted securities are accepted for publicly traded companies on a case by case exception basis only. All restricted securities must be eligible to be sold under Rule 144. For more information or to request a review and/or exception, please contact email@example.com or call customer service at 1 (844) 963-1512.