Margin Accounts1

Unlock your trading potential in Canadian and US markets


Account Highlights

Boost your buying power with a margin account, by leveraging value in your portfolio.

  1. This is our fully loaded account
    You can use more advanced strategies and react quickly to market opportunities in Canada and the US you might otherwise have missed.

  2. Your portfolio can be a powerful borrowing tool
    Borrow against value in the securities you already own to make additional investments.

  3. Trade competitively with competitive rates
    Trades on margin benefit from competitive margin rates.

  4. Access next-level trading strategies and platforms
    Sophisticated investment strategies, including option trades and short selling.


Margin Accounts vs. Cash Accounts

Margin Accounts

What are the available investment types?

Stocks, mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income and Options

Stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and fixed income

Can I buy securities using leverage?

Yes

No

Can I trade options?

Yes

No

Is short selling permitted?

Yes

No

Can I trade with thinkorswim?

Yes

No

Invest the way you want

  1. Stocks
    Trade on Canadian and US markets, including TSX, NASDAQ, and NYSE

  2. Mutual Funds
    Invest in Canadian and US mutual funds, including D-Series and TD e-Series Funds®

  3. ETFs
    Equity, bond or commodity exchange-traded funds.

  1. Options
    Execute the most complex available strategies exclusively in margin accounts. Trading available in Canadian and US markets.

  2. Fixed Income
    Selected investments include bonds and other fixed-income products.

  3. GICs
    Secure investments that promise a defined amount at the end of their term.

Is a margin account right for me?

Leveraged trades are not for everyone. Along with the potential for greater returns, comes the flip side of increased exposure and risk.

A TD Direct Investing Cash Account may be the right choice for you. Be guided by your risk tolerance and only trade with funds you can afford to lose.

Margin Requirements

When trading on margin, you borrow money against the securities you already own to buy additional securities. Review our margin rates in Margin Requirements & Concentration Guidelines. or visit our margin centre

Securities with Increased Margin
The loan values of some securities may change. Please see our list of Securities with Increased Margin


Open an account online – it's fast and easy

Whether you're new to self-directed investing or an experienced trader, we welcome you.

  • Apply online

    It's easy to open a cash, margin, RSP, or TFSA account.

  • Call us

    We're here for you. Monday to Friday, 7 am to 8 pm ET

    1-800-465-5463 1-800-465-5463
  • Book an appointment

    Let's chat, face-to-face at a TD location convenient to you.


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