You can see the current halts here. https://www.nasdaqtrader.com/trader.aspx?id=TradeHalts The T12 can be bad because the exchange wants to know what the hell is going on with a company.
Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas is the best book that has helped me the most!
I tried starting an account, they kept jacking up my login information, I finally got it figured out then my bank was like "this is shady" then a friend said, "they even have fees for going long that are rediculous" and I don't know anyone who disputed a charge and won so I finally said Nope not going to do it. You're just better off getting multiple accounts with a low minimum broker like Etrade, where you can immediately same day transfer money from one to another.
Stop trying to be a fucking cheap ass, invest in your fucking trading and yourself. Give yourself the best opportunity at winning, there's a reason all the best traders have an account with them and why Tim doesn't really recommend them as a preferred broker. The PDT Rule is a rite of passage, embrace it instead of running from it.
Sheesh, truth is if you use size you can request 9.90$ round trip commissions for every 10,000 shares you trade is there anyone cheaper than that? maybe IB.. idk I don't use IB. SureTrader have a lot of shares to short I'm really happy with that. They have fees for being long on a margin account but not for every stock, idk how it's determined but if you'd like to know more check their short list on their platform, see long margin rate (yes long not short), executions? if same price as market pr
that being said don't forget due to hurricane Irma SureTrader banking services are fucked up for the next week or two, also use profitly statistics on brokers, you will see everyone who used SureTrader lost money - I assume this is because overtrading and commissions 9.90$ per round trip minimum or 0.02 cents per round trip minimum, so be very careful with the power they give you.. also 1:6 margin is insane, never use the buying power they give you unless you're buying some microsoft shares
@CaTrader23 just became a fully transparent trader today!