Ok, I'm totally at a loss as to how to answer this simple question: how does a US resident open a brokerage account outside of the USA (Europe, Austrailia, etc.)? I would, of course, like to keep costs at a minimum. I just want to be able to have 2-3 accounts and transfer money between them (or through an intermediary) when desired. I'm not sure if I need to incorporate here in the US and then (somehow) become an international company... or maybe have two related but separate corporate structures... I'm really quite lost. If anyone has any information or suggestions to share, especially in regard to online resources, I would greatly appreciate the input.