Alpaca currently offers free paper trading accounts and commission-free* individual (non-retirement) brokerage accounts.

To learn more about Alpaca accounts, visit Alpaca Docs > Account Plans.

Account Plans
Account Plans # Alpaca Paper Only Account (Paper-Trading) # Anyone globally can create an Alpaca Paper Only Account! All you need to do is sign up with your email address.An Alpaca Paper Only Account is for paper trading only. It allows you to fully utilize the Alpaca API and run your algorithm i…

Commissions Disclosure: No minimums. 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.