I heard that in the US, investment websites offering opinions on stocks, bonds, FX, and commodities to the public may be OK as long as they don't give investment advice to individual persons. What are the rules in other major countries/regions, for example Europe, Canada, and Australia? Are the rules similar or licenses are required? (i.e Can an investment website established in the US also earn website income in these three regions?) This post was posted in the chitchat forum and I need to move it here.