It is getting difficult for a citizen to abide by the law. 1) If my government is forcing me to trade Spot Forex with US brokers, who is comparable to Dukascopy? MB Trading was my #1 broker of choice after Dukascopy a few years ago. Who would you recommend today? 2) I would like a free or inexpensive API which can run on a stable operating system. This rules out Microsoft Windows and MetaTrader. 3) I would like a stable network connection. Daily reconnects from TX to CA is ridiculous when I can get zero reconnects from TX to Switzerland over two weeks. 4) Do you really trust a VPS under the broker's control? I'd probably use the nearest Linode. Thoughts? 5) I would like to pay low commissions. This rules out bucket shops and their fixed spreads. 6) I would like zero or low fees to transfer money in and out of my account. 7) I would like to see the DOM. 8) I would like 5th decimal tradable quotes (the only flaw at Dukascopy was that only 0.00000 and 0.00005 were tradable -- at least MBT offered 0.00001,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 as well). 9) Leverage? Well I guess I don't have to mention that anymore since my government is "doing me a favor" setting the maximum leverage. Not that I was using it all, but an ample buffer doesn't stop me out. 10) A nice low cost to open and sustain my account to play in this market would be nice. I don't want to have to save 2 years to get "disposable income". 11) Did I miss anything?