I just thought I posted an exotic alternative... given the recent prop firm turmoil... for those who trade S&P500, Nasdaq100 and DOW30 stocks (wich I don't), day trading margin are from 5% to 20%, depending on the stock. average around 10%. You can open the account with 1.5k euro (2.25k dollars), and no pattern day trader rule. commissions are 8.95$ per ticket for active day traders. www.fineco.it they have 250k clients, number 1 european broker for number of trades (at least they they say so...). they are part of Unicredit-Capitalia wich is the major italian banking group. Website is only in italian, if you want to check out their offer there's no direct link, on the homepage under trading > click "marginazione" then click "piÃ¹ titoli con leva 20 volte" then under mercato > click USA and you have the list.