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How long can you use ToS before funding?

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How long can you use ToS before funding?

Just started using ToS. Still trying to get used the the software but like it so far.

How long are you able to use ToS without funding your account?

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Just started using ToS. Still trying to get used the the software but like it so far.

How long are you able to use ToS without funding your account?

On the home page click on trading, at bottom of page it says paper money, it is a 60 day trial.

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Just started using ToS. Still trying to get used the the software but like it so far.

How long are you able to use ToS without funding your account?

if you opened wigth ameritrade, just transfer 200 usd and thats it, will work forever no costs of any kind

if its a trial when the 60 days are over just open another one

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Funding is not required. All that is needed to to create an account.

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I never funded it, I use tradeking for live, use TOS paper trading for charting for almost 3 years. No problem, just create an account and choose paper trading.

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Do I need to keep money on the account so I can use TOS for charts? I dont want use paper because I feel like there is delay.

I was told quite some time ago that I need 3k on account so I can use charts. Is it true?

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For a normal individual account, 250 should be sufficient. They used to have minimums on entity accounts but have changed that as well.

If you can't afford to keep 200-500 parked in a 'savings' account, maybe best to not be trading.

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