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Subject: Re: Firstrade, a good option? Date: 1/15/2014 3:21 PM
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Last year's annual Barron's on-line broker review said this about Firstrade:

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB500014240527487048362045...

Firstrade (2 stars) offers access to streaming quotes for its top-tier users and has added Morningstar analysis for stocks and ETFs. It's working on new scanners and screeners which it expects to introduce later this year. There are 10 ETFs that you can trade commission-free here. This is a very basic trading platform.

Now, that was written 10-11 months ago, so things may be different today. That link has reviews for nearly every broker, though, so it might be helpful.

One thing I know is that many US on-line brokerages will not open accounts for customers who live outside the United States, but Firstrade is one of the ones who will. I found this blog story that lists American on-line brokerages that will work with international customers:

http://investorblogger.com/stock-brokers-which-online-broker...

I don't have any personal experience with any of the brokerages on that list, but hopefully these links are helpful for your research, and you can learn more on the brokers' websites.
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