Commission-Free Short Selling & Margin Trading!

We are excited to announce the addition of several new features available through the Alpaca Trading API Web API v2 . This launch includes highly requested features from you, and we are excited to see how you will take advantage of them. You can check out more information on those features here:

  • Commission-free short selling: Giving you the ability to run long/short or market neutral strategies.
  • Margin trading with 3.75% margin rate: Offering a 3.75% margin interest rate, providing you affordable leverage for up to 4X intraday & 2X overnight buying power.
  • Pre-market & after-hours trading: You can trade outside of Regular Trading Hours. We offer 9:00am to 6:00pm Eastern Time.
  • Business account onboarding: This is for those of you who operate or are starting a proprietary trading firm or hedge fund.
  • For paper-only account users: Your account has been automatically updated to have access to Web API v2. You’ll also have access to these features if you sign up for a brokerage account.
  • For brokerage account users (opened before June 19th): To use our newest brokerage features, please sign up with a new email address from the signup page and complete another live account application.Thank you for your support and please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any feedback or any issues that you may find