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?”
After logging in to your account at Alpaca, go to the live trading overview. The account overview should look somewhat like the following:
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.
Verify the amount of money you have deposited into your account, by going into account overview.
You’re now ready to start live trading!
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