if you're not a US resident, you cannot open accounts at Amex, Merrill online, MSDW Online and most others.|
while at ETrade, as a non-US resident, i was able to open my account back in 1997.
i was enjoying the benefits of this online trading technology back in 97, when Larry Stephens from Merrill kept repeating over and over that this was just a fad for 18-year old kids with 5k to play with, and begging his Merrill customers not to leave.
that's what i call management with vision...
and now they are resorting to dirty tactics and manipulations to slow the stampede towards online brokers