How do I emulate a small starting account under $25k in the WT Simulator?

We do not have any PDT restrictions on this simulator by default, so you should be able to trade freely like you would with an offshore broker unbound by the PDT rule.

All accounts start with a $25,000 cash balance that gives:

  • 4x buying power, for the total buying power of $100,000 for all stocks over $4.00
  • 2x buying power ($50,000) for stocks between $2 to $4
  • No margin ($25,0000) for stocks under $2.

These settings intend to emulate modern brokerages' risk systems. This can be adjusted to your preference by our support team.

We also have a default Easy to Borrow (ETB) list so that stocks on this list cannot be shorted. Keep in mind that each broker will have a different ETB list. You can also request that our support team turn this off or switch from the CMEG ETB list to the Lightspeed ETB list.

If you want a smaller account, we can change your account to start with less than $25,000, such as an amount of $5,000. Keep in mind that cash balance and buying power will reset to that price every day, and it is not a cumulative account gain. However, your metrics will keep track of your progress along the way.

Simply submit a support ticket or send an email to with details about how you'd like us to set your account balance or restrictions.

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