Today I received an e-mail from E*Trade and it informed me that it would stop serving customers in Japan. It asked me to liquidate all assets and close the account. I was shocked, but I wasted no time to try to find an alternative. TD Ameritrade rejected and Scottrade’s online agent kindly told me that
“Great question! Because of the way Scottrade is structured and due to certain securities industry registration requirements, we can only open domestic accounts for residents of the U.S. and U.S. territories, and international accounts for citizens of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan who reside in those countries”.
Basically my plan to make financially independent will no longer work. I don’t know what to do at this point.