How to Open a Paper Trading Account


All new accounts automatically have a Paper Trading Account created for them.

If you opened your account prior to the automated creation of a Paper Trading Account and do not already have one, use the link above or following procedure to open a Paper Trading Account:

  1. Log in to Portal with your LIVE account
  2. Click the User menu (head and shoulders icon in top right corner) > Settings
  3. Under Account Settings, find the Account Configuration section.
  4. Click Paper Trading Account
  5. You will be prompted to create a User ID and Password. Click Continue and your request will be confirmed for processing.

Requests received by 4:00pm ET on a normal business day will be processed by the next business day under normal circumstances. You will be notified by email when the account is ready for trading.

Additional information is available in our FAQs.

Please note: If you are not yet a client, you can open a Free Trial account.