Now introducing commission-free trading

Applies to US exchange listed stocks, ETFs, and options. A USD$0.70 per contract fee applies for options trades. A USD$7.44 commission applies to trades of over-the-counter (OTC) stocks which includes stocks not listed on a U.S. exchange.

FAQs

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Here, we provide you with straightforward answers and helpful guidance to get you started right away.

New Account FAQs

How do I open an account?

What is the minimum deposit required to open an account?

What information is needed to open a new account?

How do I find out my application status?

Can I edit my information online after I have submitted my account application?

How can I locate my account number?

Do you offer entity accounts like corporate, investment clubs, or trusts?

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

How do I enable 2FA?

Customer Account Review FAQs

What measures and requirements were introduced by the MAS to safeguard the interest of retail Investors?

What are "Specified Investment Products" (SIPs)?

How will the new requirements affect retail Investors?

What criteria is used to qualify the investor in the Customer Account Review (CAR)?

Do I have to fulfil all 3 criteria in order to qualify for the CAR?

For Individual and Joint accounts, who must qualify for the CAR?

Who is exempted from CAR and/or CKA?

What if I do not qualify for the CAR?

What if the main Account Holder qualifies for the CAR, but the 2nd Account Holder (in a Joint Trading Account) or the holder of an LTA does not?

How do I complete the CAR?

What is the validity period for a qualified CAR?

If I have multiple Individual Trading Accounts with TD Ameritrade Singapore, do I have to undergo separate CAR assessments for each Individual Trading Account?

I have an Individual Trading Account, am a Joint Account Holder of another Joint Trading Account, and am also an LTA for another Individual Trading account. How many times must I undergo the assessment?

If I qualify for the CAR assessment with another broking firm, do I have to undergo another assessment with TD Ameritrade Singapore?

Deposit and Withdrawal FAQs

How do I fund my account?

When will my funds be available?

I have funded my account. When can I start trading?

How do I request a withdrawal from my account?

Trading FAQs

I have funded my account. When can I start trading?

What type of products can I trade with TD Ameritrade Singapore?

What is a margin account and how does it work?

What is forex? Can I trade forex with TD Ameritrade Singapore?

Can I trade mutual funds at TD Ameritrade Singapore?

What are the trading hours for stocks and options?

Can I trade the extended hours market in the U.S.?

What are basic order types?

How is Day Trading Buying Power (DTBP) calculated?

What is a "pattern day trader"?

How do I know that I have been assigned on a short option?

How do I exercise an option contract prior to expiration?

Please explain automatic exercise at expiration

What are regulatory fees?

Can I place orders over the phone?

What does “buying power" mean?

What does "net liquidity" mean?

What does “negative buying power" mean?

What is "negative net liquidity"?

What is "negative unsecured buying power"?

Can I trade non-U.S. market products like equities and futures on the SGX?

Account Services FAQs

How do I update my email address?

How do I update my address?

How can I reach you by phone?

How will I receive my monthly account statement?

How can I access my account statement?

Can I access my past account statements?

How do I designate limited trading authorisation?

Does TD Ameritrade Singapore provide tax advice for customers?

Will TD Ameritrade Singapore give trading advice?

Can I link my account?

What is the amount of insurance protection on my account?

What are TD Ameritrade Singapore's commission rates?

What is the options regulatory fee (ORF)?

Who is TD Ameritrade, Inc.?

Who is TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex LLC?

How will I receive contract notes from TD Ameritrade Singapore?

What are stock borrowing fees?

How does email confirmation work?

What is limited trading authorisation?

Does TD Ameritrade Singapore participate in the Customer Identification Program?

Will I have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST)?

Who is TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc.?

W-8BEN & 1042-S FAQs

Important Disclosures

What is form W-8BEN?

Why do I need to fill out a W-8BEN?

What happens if I do not complete/update Form W-8BEN?

What is foreign tax identification number (FTIN)?

Where can I complete a W-8BEN form?

What is Form 1042-S? What action should I take upon receiving Form 1042-S?

Do I pay taxes on my dividends and interest income?

Do I pay taxes on my capital gains income?

What is backup withholding?

How do I reclaim backup withholding from the prior year?

What is Section 871m withholding?

What is Section 302 withholding?

Technical Support FAQs

Why can't I see the document upload link?

How do I install the thinkorswim platform?

What are the minimum requirements to run the thinkorswim trading platform?

I’m experiencing difficulty while attempting to download or use the thinkorswim platform at work or on a public network. What can I do?

What happens if my Internet connection is disrupted while I am logged in to the thinkorswim software?

Do I need to have the TD Ameritrade Singapore website running to use the trading platform?

Why is my username and/or password being rejected?

Now introducing commission-free trading

Applies to US exchange listed stocks, ETFs, and options. A USD$0.70 per contract fee applies for options trades. A USD$7.44 commission applies to trades of over-the-counter (OTC) stocks which includes stocks not listed on a U.S. exchange.