How (FAQ)

Pick the account type that suits you best. All our accounts allow you to trade with real money and earn real money. They are not demo or paper trading accounts.

Account Type Zimtra Pro Zimtra Elite
Buying Power $10,000 $200,000+ 
Buying Power Ratio 10:1 20:1 *
Profit Payout % 50% 80% to 90%
Trading commissions Volume based Volume based
Execution Routes Smart & Dark Execution  Advanced Liquidity Routes
Trading Platforms

Sterling Trader

DAS Trader

Sterling Trader

DAS Trader

Takion

Minimum Refundable Bond

$1,000

$10,000

Maximum Drawdown 50% 50%

Currency is in USD
* Initial ratio is 10:1 during first month of account opening

 

Zimtra is extremely well funded and can offer you virtually unlimited intraday buying power. The amount of exposure available to you is limited only by how much you’re willing to risk and your account balance.

If you opened a retail account with $10,000, you could buy $10,000 worth of stock. A 25% return would earn you $2,500 in profit. With $500,000 of Buying Power from Zimtra, the same 25% return would yield you $100,000!

You keep up to 90% of your profits.

 

Trader Payout %
Monthly Trading Profit $ Zimtra Pro Zimtra Elite
$1 - $50,000 50% 80%
$50,001 - $100,000 85%
>$100,000 90%

You must make a monetary contribution towards any losses or third-party fees you incur. The payment is $1,000 for Zimtra Pro and $10,000 for Zimtra Elite traders. This bond is refundable once your trading performance shows you’re a disciplined trader who can manage risk, or if you close your account with a positive balance.

You can withdraw your performance bond at the next billing cycle, minus any trading losses and third-party fees. A positive account balance must be maintained for your account to remain active.

Zimtra is extremely well funded and can offer you virtually unlimited intraday buying power. The amount of exposure available to you is limited only by how much you’re willing to risk and your account balance.

Zimtra’s support team works with you to personalize and grow your buying power, as you succeed and demonstrate a profitable strategy.

Zimtra does not charge you administrative fees to open or operate the account. 

Zimtra does not charge you to provide intraday buying power. 

Zimtra does not profit from surcharges on third-party costs. All third-party trading costs, such as market data, exchange commissions, stock locates, interest rates, trading platforms, are passed through to you at prevailing market rates. So are all the savings Zimtra achieves by hitting volume discount tiers.

Zimtra keeps a small portion of your trading profits. As your profit increases, so does the percentage of profits you keep.

Zimtra’s size allows it to negotiate the lowest rates and highest tiers with vendors, exchanges and dark pools. Third-party fees are negotiated and priced at institutional levels. You get full access to the highly liquid US Equities markets at the same rates as Wall Street’s biggest trading floors.

You must make a monetary contribution towards any losses or third-party fees you incur. The requirement is $1,000 for Zimtra Pro and $10,000 for Zimtra Elite traders. This bond is refundable once your trading performance shows you’re a disciplined trader who can manage risk, or if you close your account with a positive balance.

You can withdraw your performance bond at the next billing cycle, minus any trading losses and third-party fees. A positive account balance must be maintained for your account to remain active.

If your account balance falls below 10% of your bond’s value, trading will be suspended until the bond is topped up.

Everyone needs to make money for an opportunity to be viable. You can be sure that when you’re offered  “free” trading, the brokerage firm providing that service is making money elsewhere to cover their costs and turn a profit. 

The “free” model works well for small investors and casual traders, who aren’t affected by front running or concerned about sacrificing execution quality and price. 

Zimtra’s business model is simple and transparent. When you win, Zimtra wins. Zimtra makes money by receiving a small portion of the profits you earn using our capital.

You can become an Elite trader at the start of a trading period if either; your profits from a Pro account exceeds, or you make an additional contribution towards, the minimum refundable bond balance.

Zimtra’s has negotiated clearing rates offered only to Wall Street’s largest firms. These discount prices are offered to you, based on volume. You are only charged on shares traded and there are no monthly minimums.

Monthly Trading Volume Zimtra Pro ($) Zimtra Elite ($)
0 - 1mm 0.0025 0.0025
1mm - 5mm 0.0020 0.0020
5mm - 10mm 0.0015 0.0015
10mm - 25mm 0.0010 0.0010
25mm + 0.0005 0.0005

* rates are per share

Zimtra supports the below, leading Execution Management Systems (EMSs). You can select from the following platforms when you apply. Monthly software fee varies based on your monthly trading volume. Market data is passed through at prevailing market rates.

Zimtra Pro Zimtra Elite
EMS Platform EMS Platform
TradeZero Sterling Trader
DAS Trader
TradeZero
Takion

Zimtra does not charge you administrative fees to open or operate your account. 

Zimtra does not charge you to provide intraday buying power. 

Zimtra does not profit from surcharges on third-party costs. 

The following third-party trading costs, such as market data, exchange commissions, stock locates, interest rates, trading platforms, are passed through to you at prevailing market rates: 

  • Market data (selected by the trader)
  • Trading platform (selected by the trader)
  • News feeds (selected by the trader)
  • Exchange fees (negotiated by Zimtra)
  • Short Selling fees (negotiated by Zimtra)
  • Regulatory fees (SEC, TAF and NSCC)
  • Interest rates for overnight positions (negotiated by Zimtra)

You benefit from the savings Zimtra achieves from vendors, by hitting volume discount tiers.

Zimtra is a proprietary trading firm based in the Cayman Islands. 

It was founded by individuals with over a century of combined market experience, who were fed up with making money for the big Wall Street firms and not sharing in the profits. 

They decided to launch a company by professional traders, for professional traders who want to keep their profits, without sacrificing their access to capital.

Zimtra’s reputation for service quality and reliability is unmatched in the industry. 

Zimtra makes money when you are profitable, not by selling you services or products.  

Our interests are 100% aligned. Our sole purpose is to help make you successful.

Absolutely! In fact we’re ready to trust you with our trading capital. 

Your monetary contribution goes towards any losses or third-party fees you may incur. 

You can withdraw your performance bond at the next billing cycle, minus any trading losses and third-party fees. Keep in mind that a positive account balance must be maintained for your account to remain active.

Zimtra was built on a foundation of integrity, trust and mutual respect. Which is why we have an unblemished reputation.

Absolutely. Zimtra is regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Look us up!

You’ll have access to all the US Equities exchanges and dark pools. Here is a summary of all the exchanges and dark pools where you can access liquidity.

Exchanges

Dark Pools

ARCA

AQUA EQUITIES L.P.

INSTINET

NYSE

BANK OF AMERICA - MERRILL LYNCH

JANE STREET CAPITAL, LLC

AMEX

BARCLAYS ATS

JP MORGAN

NASDAQ

BIDS TRADING L.P.

JUMP LIQUIDITY

NASDAQ BX

BNPP CORTEX ATS

LEVEL ATS

NASDAQ PSX

CITADEL SECURITIES

LIQUIDNET, INC.

BATS Z

CITIBLOC

MORGAN STANLEY

BATS Y

CODA MARKETS

SPEEDROUTE

EDGX

CREDIT SUISSE CROSSFINDER

TWO SIGMA SECURITIES

EDGA

FIDELITY CROSS STREAM

UBS ATS

NSX

GOLDMAN SACHS

VIRTU AMERICAS LLC

IEX

HUDSON RIVER TRADING

MIAX

MEMX

LTSE

* Access hundreds of custom exchange order types and custom routing strategies

Our primary offering to you is trading within the US Equities markets. Options & Commodities are available, but subject to approval.

Operating hours are 4am to 8pm EST.

The application process is simple and consists of 4 steps:

  1. Pick your account type
  2. Fill in our application form and submit all the necessary KYC documentation.
  3. Await the review of your application from our onboarding team and update any missing or unsatisfactory documentation upon request
  4. Receive confirmation that your account is approved and make your performance bond payment

Ready to start trading? Get started today.

Whether you're a Wall Street pro, or a beginner, Zimtra is for everyone with an active day trading strategy.

Prior to Zimtra, your choices were limited. 

As a professional stock trader, your best option was to go through a grueling interview process, get a corporate job in a big Wall Street firm, work in an institutional trading floor, earn an attractive salary and maybe a bonus. Of course, you never earn a share of the firm’s profits. 

Another option is to open a retail trading account and work for yourself. If your trading strategies are successful, you keep all the profits, but your returns are limited by the available capital in your account.

Zimtra offers you a third option; trade with our capital and share your profits. Zimtra gives you access to virtually unlimited buying power and you keep up to 90% of your profits. 

Using Zimtra’s buying power allows you to multiply your returns and maximize your potential profits.

We believe in a fair marketplace and want to offer everyone the opportunity to become a successful day trader. From seasoned veterans to brand new traders, we have thousands of traders from many countries in our ecosystem. 

Certain countries are prohibited from trading in the US equity markets, so be sure to provide your country of residency during your application so we can confirm your eligibility.

The typical processing time for a new trading account is 2-5 business days.