Professional Subscriber Definition

Professional Subscriber Definition

Am I a professional subscriber?

You qualify as a professional subscriber if any of the following are true:

  1. You are associated with a FINRA member or other Exchange member firm.
  2. Your account is a business account, such as: corporation, partnership, LLC, investment club, trust, pensions/profitsharing plan, investment club, unincorporated organization, or sole proprietorship. 
  3. You or your employer are registered or qualified with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), any state securities agency, any securities exchange or association, or any commodities or futures contract market or association.
  4. You are engaged as an “investment advisor” as that term is defined in Section 202 (11) (a) of the Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940 (whether or not registered or qualified under that Act), or employed by a bank or other organization and/or state securities laws to perform functions that would require him or her to be so registered or qualified if he or she were to perform such functions for an organization not so exempt.

An at-home, self-employed trader who trades for a living but trades only with his own money is NOT considered a “professional subscriber.”

Basically, you are considered a professional if you work for a financial institution or have your trading set up as a business entity (corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.).

Our Pro Membership is designed for professional subscribers and comes with many benefits (multiple users, brand level data, hypothesis testing, topics tracking, and custom alerting) not available through our non-professional memberships. 

Discounts possible for small firms, please contact us.


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