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My understanding is if you trade in and out of any security (buy and sell) in the same day and you repeat this activity on that particular stock four times within "a rolling 5 business day period", you can be classed as a pattern daytrader
Is that 5 times for one stock or 5 day trades total (any stocks) in a rolling 5 day period?


Read the rule again. It says Four or more times, which means you're limited to three; four falls within "four or more". And it doesn't matter whether it's the same stock or several stocks. Three trades, that's all.

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