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Equities & ETFs at Capital Markets Elite Group

Equities & ETFs

Access major stock markets to trade stocks and ETFs.

Prices as low as
$0
per trade
Trading Platforms
3
What is equity trading?

Equity trading, or stock trading, generally involves purchasing shares of a publicly-traded company with the expectation that their value will appreciate and create a capital gain and/or they will generate a cash dividend. 

 

US stock transactions initiated through Capital Markets Elite Group are typically conducted via an electronic exchange, like ARCA or NSDQ or using a floor broker on the NYSE.

 

There are many strategies that can be used when trading equities including day trading for cashflow, swing trading for event or news driven trades, and buy and hold trading and investing. Traders can also benefit from utilizing multiple time frames to maximize profits.  

 

ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) allow a trader to have exposure to a pool of investments which aren’t actively managed and are bought and sold together like a stock on an exchange. Many ETFs are designed to track a specific index or industry and can include stocks, bonds, options, commodities or real estate.

Benefits:
  • Capital investment — small deposit required to start trading
  • Leverage — use up to six times leverage to increase your gains, although leverage also increases losses if incurred
  • Dividends — earn income from dividends by investing in your favorite company
Why choose us to trade equities?
Fast, Reliable, Great Support

Trade confidently knowing that your trade data is secure. Our customer service team is there for you and we maintain a robust infrastructure that has been designed for traders.

Smart Order Routing Technology

Capital Markets Elite Group searches for liquidity across multiple lit, dark, and midpoint venues to get our traders the best liquidity and best possibility for price improvement

Competitive, Flexible Pricing

We offer customizable pricing structures based on trading volume and the specific needs of each trader’s strategy.

Platform Options

There are pros and cons to every platform and every customer has their own needs and preferences. Capital Markets Elite Group is happy to offer multiple platform options to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of traders.

Our Trading Platforms

Capital Markets Elite Group proudly offers a suite of robust and top-notch electronic trading systems to support the needs of any trader. Whether you require a professional system with advanced technology or a simplified interface to trade on a mobile device, you’re sure to find the platform that suits you best.

Explore DAS Trader Pro
DAS Trader Pro

A powerful trading platform for active traders. Take advantage of real-time market data, advanced features, direct access order routing and more.

Hot Key Trading

Choose from a wide range of hot key setups.

Advanced Charting, Watch Lists and Scanners

All the right tools to help you take advantage of opportunities in the market.

Free Mobile and Web Access

Real-time access to your portfolio anywhere, anytime at no extra cost.

Sterling Trader Pro

This platform is designed for active traders and professionals who work with the rapidly moving electronic markets. The powerful performance and configurability gives traders thorough control over their trading.

 

Hot Key Trading

Utilize over 100 hot key options for faster order entries.

Advanced Charting, Watch Lists and Scanners

All the right tools to help you take advantage of opportunities in the market.

Mobile and Web Access

Real-time access to your portfolio anywhere, any time that you have internet access.

Sterling Web*

Our market maker-designed Sterling Web lets traders and investors trade stocks and options on US major markets from a single account.

 

* Capital Markets Elite Group is in the process of phasing out the Sterling Web platform and is therefore not adding new customers to it at this time.

Easy to Use

Simple order entry with a sleek user interface to make trading a breeze.

Easy to Customise

Have everything you need at your fingertips by creating your own layout with multiple windows and widgets.

No Platform Fee

There is no software charge or fee to use or access the platform.

Pricing

Explore our commissions rates, account costs and other fees. We offer per terminal pricing and market data based on your specific needs. There are no hidden costs!

Pricing as low as
$0
per trade

Policies

Standard accounts' margin policy

Leverage schedule

 

By trading on margin, you are essentially taking a loan against your holdings or equity. This means that as your account equity changes, the amount that you can borrow will also change. Our Leverage Schedule is based on the daily starting cash value of your account.

 

Starting Cash Buying Power allotted
$0 - $2499 1X Starting Cash
Over $2500 4X Starting Cash

 

Minimum equity requirement

 

If your Standard Account cash balance falls below $2500, your leverage will be removed, and your account will be converted to a cash-only trading.

 

Margin requirements

 

Margin trading allows you to borrow against your existing holdings, leveraging them to take additional positions. Capital Markets Elite Group’s rules-based margin requirements place predefined and static calculations that are applied to each position or groups of positions. For your knowledge these rules are listed below. Capital Markets Elite Group urges all clients to be mindful of these requirements when trading. Note that Capital Markets Elite Group reserves the right to modify certain margin policies to adjust for unprecedented volatility and risk in financial markets in order to see that margin accounts remain within the firm’s risk parameters.

 

We are focused on realistic and forward-looking approaches to risk management. We strongly encourage all clients to monitor this page for updates regarding margin policy changes.

 

Maintenance Margin 30%
Minimum Equity Requirement $2500

 

* In the interest of the continued safety of its clients, Capital Markets Elite Group may modify certain margin policies to adjust for unprecedented volatility in financial markets. The changes will promote reduction of leverage in client portfolios and help see that clients’ accounts are appropriately capitalized.

* Accounts that fail to meet the above requirements will be liquidated in its entirety and incur a $25 margin call fee.

* All liquidations are subject to the normal commission schedule and may occur at times that are not opportune.

* Leverage magnifies the results of trading, whether favorable or unfavorable. It can result in losses greater than the amount invested. Capital Markets Elite Group urges all clients to use caution when trading on margin.

Active accounts' margin policy

Leverage schedule

 

By trading on margin, you are essentially taking a loan against your holdings or equity. This means that as your account equity changes, the amount that you can borrow will also change. Our Leverage Schedule is based on the daily starting cash value of your account.

 

Starting Cash Buying Power Allotted
$0-$499 1X Starting Cash
$500-$2499 4X Starting Cash
Over $2500 6X Starting Cash

 

Minimum equity requirement

 

Note carefully that if your Active Account cash balance falls below $500, your leverage will be removed and your account will be converted to cash-only trades.

 

If your Active Account cash balance falls below $350, your account will be liquidated from any position(s) being held, your trading permissions will be removed and your trading account will be deactivated until the balance is above $350.

 

Initial Margin Requirement

 

Margin trading allows you to borrow against your existing holdings, leveraging them to take additional positions. Capital Markets Elite Group’s rules-based margin requirements place predefined and static calculations that are applied to each position or groups of positions. For your knowledge these rules are listed below. Capital Markets Elite Group urges all clients to be mindful of these requirements when trading. Note that Capital Markets Elite Group reserves the right to modify certain margin policies to adjust for unprecedented volatility and risk in financial markets to see that margin accounts remain within the firm’s risk parameters.

 

We are focused on realistic and forward-looking approaches to risk management. We strongly encourage all clients to monitor this page for updates regarding margin policy changes.

 

Note: As an example, a 25% initial margin requirement means you are required to have 25% of the value of the trade you wish to make as cash. You are not required to calculate this pre-trade. If you do not satisfy these requirements, your order will be rejected.

For Accounts with Equity below $500: 

  1. A 100% initial margin requirement for all stocks. This is a cash account.

 

For Accounts with Equity at $500 – $2499:

  1. A 25% initial margin requirement for stocks that are priced at more than $4 per share.
  2. A 50% initial margin requirement applies to stocks valued from $2 to $4 per share.

  

For Accounts with Equity $2500 and greater:

  1. A 16% initial margin requirement for stocks that are priced at more than $4 per share.
  2. A 50% initial margin requirement applies to marginable stocks valued from $2 to $4 per share.

 

Global Rules: 

  1. A 100% initial margin requirement is needed for shorting stocks trading at $5 per share and less.
  2. A 100% initial margin requirement is needed for all stocks trading at $2 and below. 

Short sales

Selling short stocks

 

With Capital Markets Elite Group, clients can borrow from our extensive list of stocks to short. A stock can either be Hard to Borrow (HTB) or Easy to Borrow (ETB). Clients who wish to short HTB stocks can utilize Capital Markets Elite Group’s Stock Locate service via the DAS Trader Pro and Sterling Trader Pro platforms to place locate requests. All short locate requests are valid for same-day trading, and new locate requests are required for each trading day. Any approved locate that is not used the same day expires at the end of the trading day.

 

Each locate request will be given a per share rate, dependent on the stock. For example, a locate request for 100 shares of ABC stock may receive a rate of $.05 per share. If you accept, you will be charged a $5 locate fee whether you trade the stock or not. Locate requests also incur a $25 service charge. This means for locating 100 shares ABC, you have incurred a $30 fee. You can then choose if and when to actually execute a short on the stock.  For shorts held overnight, you will incur a Short Position Overnight Fee of 0.5% the market value of the position.

 

 

Disclaimers

All prices/fees displayed on this website are in US Dollars.

Capital Markets Elite Group does not offer margin on short trades below $5.

Accounts must be compliant with overnight margin (2:1) by 3:50 pm Eastern Time.

In the interest of the continued safety of its clients, Capital Markets Elite Group may modify certain margin policies to adjust for unprecedented volatility in financial markets. The changes will promote reduction of leverage in client portfolios and help see that clients’ accounts are appropriately capitalized.

Accounts that fail to meet the above requirements will be liquidated in its entirety and incur a $25 margin call fee.

Accounts with equity below $500 will lose margin capabilities and be converted to cash accounts.

All liquidations are subject to the normal commission schedule and may occur at times that are not opportune.

Accounts must maintain a minimum balance of $350 to meet monthly subscriptions and to maintain trading permissions. If your account equity falls to this value, your position(s) will be liquidated, and your account will lose its margin permissions.

Leverage magnifies the results of trading, whether favorable or unfavorable. It can result in losses greater than the amount invested. Capital Markets Elite Group urges all clients to use caution when trading on margin.