Sorry to have taken so long to respond to your question but have been out of touch. I do that from time to time to maintain sanity, LOL. To answer your question; i thought i had done a good job on my due-diligence. I pulled the Federal Corporation papers on them, had numerous conversations with them about their copous Terms & Agreements. After that it basically boiled down to two factors, one their Terms stated that funds were insured up to 100K and FPA had rated 1Pipfix as a 4star broker. This all transpired in Oct. 2009 and there was not all the posting at that time. Guess my timing along with my decision was also bad. If you have good broker and want to share them, I'm openen to suggestions but i do think with all the offthe wall regulations to protect the big guys i will have to stay out of U.S.Out of all the overseas brokers how did you choose InvesttechFX? Did you read the FPA brokers reviews first because if you did you would not have opened an account with this particular broker. I see you are located in the UK and you bypassed all the FSA registered brokers that are reputable to find yourself a scam broker. Strange.