Anyone trading full time outside the US? I believe daytrading US stocks or futures markets for a living is a very difficult endeavour for an individual based outside the US, mainly because of the cost/access of information . I know daytrading has been popular in Germany though. For those of you who trade actively in Europe, Asia, Canada, or elsewhere what is your experience with: 1) getting a fast&reliable connection to your broker. DSL and cable are more expensive in Europe for ex. and there is a limit on the Mo you can download. I am pretty sure reliability/availability is a big issue there too since I can imagine the Internet infrastructure is less developped than in the US, and it is my understanding that Internet traffic to the US relies on one single backbone. How fast&accurate are the quotes you get through providers like Quote.com, eSignal? 2) access to information: getting CNBC US programs, Bloomberg US tv 24/7, or CNNFn. Subscription to IBD for ex. 3) communications with an US EDAT broker, how do you manage: deposits/withdrawals, account statements delivery, getting someone on the phone (toll free?) to get you out of a trade etc. 4)Last but not least: is it possible to make a living as a full time individual (retail) trader in Europe for instance when the government will kill you before you even made any money with taxes and social security contributions of all sorts. I don't think there are many private traders in Europe so what status if any do you have regarding taxes, health insurance? Are you considered as self employed?