Hi all, I am an electrical engineer in power area. I know how the system works but I am pretty inexperienced and uneducated in economics, especially trading, especially commodity trading and especially power trading. I hava a couple of questions that will (probably) seem extremely stupid to you. I haven't slept in almost 30 hours reading about all. From microeconomics to day-trading. So, your help will be greatly appreciated. 1. First thing is first. I am neither a US citizen nor US-resident but I have an SSN (I was an exchange student in US). Do I have a right to trade in US markets ? 2. Can individuals like me trade electricity like Apple stocks ? Electricity is different than oil because it needs to be consumed as it is produced, no storage. Some of my fellow engineers think that only utility companies or generators can participate in power market. Can we buy and sell futures, etc. ? 3. If so, could you recommend an online broker ? Preferably one with a simulator, too. Also, I don't want to put $5000 right away 4. Is there anyone who trades power and wants to be friends ? I can help you with all the technical aspects of electricity grid and some tools for load forecasting to improve your trading skills. Thank you in advance.