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Alpaca How To

How to Fund Your Alpaca Live Trading Account?

Alpaca Team
Alpaca Team

In this tutorial series, we will learn about how to fund your live trading account. We will assume that your application for a live trading account has already been approved. If you have not, please check out the tutorial guides on  “How to open a live trading account as a US resident?” or “How to open a live trading account as a non-US resident?”

Alpaca - Commission-Free API First Stock Brokerage
Alpaca is a modern platform for trading. Alpaca’s API is the interface for your trading algorithms, bots, or applications to communicate with Alpaca’s brokerage and other services.

Step1:

After logging in to your account at Alpaca, go to the live trading overview. The account overview should look somewhat like the following:

Account Activities
Account Activities 

Step 2:

Once you click on Banking, you can link your bank account with Alpaca. After linking your bank account, select the amount you want to deposit and click on deposit to add funds to your account. Currently users cannot programmatically deposit or withdraw funds however we are aware of the interest.


Bank Information
Bank Information

Step 3:

Verify the amount of money you have deposited into your account, by going into account overview.

Account Overview
Account Overview 

You’re now ready to start live trading!


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Thank you for using Alpaca. Here are a couple more links that  you might be interested in.

Alpaca GitHub repository

Alpaca
Alpaca builds an API for free stock trading. Alpaca has 39 repositories available. Follow their code on GitHub.

Alpaca Blog

Alpaca Blog | API for Stock Trading
Alpaca Blog for product updates, new integration, and more. Alpaca’s commission-free trading API is built for algorithmic trading and building apps

Alpaca Forum

Alpaca Community Forum
Alpaca user forum for FAQ, feature requests, many discussions around Alpaca stock trading API

Alpaca API documentation

Documentation | Alpaca
Alpaca API lets you build and trade with real-time market data for free.

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