Alpaca is a member of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). You can check the background of Alpaca on FINRA’s BrokerCheck. Alpaca is also a member of SIPC — securities in your account are protected up to $500,000. For details, please visit www.sipc.org.
Commission free and zero commission trading means that there are no commission charges for Alpaca self-directed individual brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities through an API. There are no account minimums and no minimum number of trades required. All trades entered must be in tradable sizes. Relevant SEC and FINRA fees may apply.
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