A trader friend of mine has been looking for a way around the NASD day trading rule, which states that you must have an account over $25,000 in order to day trade everyday (I don't worry about it myself because I have much more than that). Anyway, he found this firm that is not located in the US, so they are not governed by the NASD and therefore do not have to follow this rule. Here is their website: http://www.alldaytraders.com He has been using them for several months and says he looked into it before he started. Including speaking to a friend of ours thats a securities attorney. You still get a direct access trading platform with Level 2 quotes and charts. The firm's bank is in the US and the clearing firm is in the US, so the funds supposedly never really leave the US. He says he has deposited and removed funds several times with no problems. He also day trades everyday even though his account is only worth around $12,000. Obviously this is not for everyone, some people may not feel comfortable trading with a foreign brokerage which is understandable and a matter for you to decide on your own. It is something I found interesting when he told me about it and I figured alot of you without the $25k may be interested as well, so I figured I'd share the info. If this is valid, it seems like such a simple answer to this issue that I can't believe it had not been thought of earlier (Don't like US rules = Don't trade with a US firm). If you have any questions, post them and I'll try to ask him or even better you could go to the site and ask for yourself. After all I'm not your secretary.(Just kidding I'll ask him if you want).