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How to Register on Alpaca?

Alpaca Team
Alpaca Team

In this tutorial series, we will learn about how to open an account with Alpaca and fund it directly.

Step 1:

Let’s go to Alpaca and click on the signup button.

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.

If you already have an account with Alpaca and are looking to know how to fund it, skip to step  3.

Alpaca Landing Screen
Alpaca Landing Screen

Step 2:

Clicking on the signup button should take us to a page that looks something like this. Enter the  email that you want to sign up with and a password that you’ll remember. After signing up you  should receive an email that requires a confirmation from your side.

Alpaca Signup Page
Alpaca Signup Page

Step 3:

After confirming the email from Alpaca, your account should show you both of these options on  the screen, where you can signup either as an individual or a business entity.

Individual or Business Account
Individual or Business Account

If you encounter any problems with our platform, please reach out to our support team at

We also have a slack for our Alpaca community that can be accessed  by typing “alpaca-community” as the name of the slack channel.

Commission Free Algorithmic Trading...Alpaca API
Commission Free Algorithmic Trading...Alpaca API

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

Alpaca GitHub repository

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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Commission-Free trading means that there are no commission charges for Alpaca self-directed individual cash brokerage accounts that trade U.S. listed securities through an API. Relevant SEC and FINRA fees may apply.

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Trading API

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