What is International trading? Do they mean trading international stocks or having trading available for international customers?
As far as being able to trade foreign stocks, this is already the case for many stocks already, since any sizable listing on a foreign exchange is usually listed on the NASDQ as well. A lot of European companies such as British companies are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the EASDQ and the NASDQ and because the biggest volumes is on the NASDQ, and because of that a lot of times it isn't worth trying to trade on the low volume exchanges and even if the price goes upon one of the other exchanges if you try to sell it they'll be no takers and the price falls and if the price goes up, it gets knocked back to reality once the NASDQ opens. Very similar to the current after hours trading. Now there could be some advantage to buying a stock on a foreign exchange before it's co-listed on NASDQ, but that is very risky, since the reporting requirements in a lot of the other exchanges aren't as stringent as the SEC, and you could end up buying a Scam stock.
Now as far as providing OLB services to customers outside of the US, this could be a niche market that E-trade and the others haven't eagerly pursued yet. Now E-Trade and some of the other OLBs do accept non-US customers, but apparently they don't make it very easy for them and they are so busy with all of their US customers they don't cater to them.
I think catering to foreign investors to trade US stocks a much lower commissions would be a great idea. The commissions outside of the US is extremely high. I know there are a few getting into it, but there isn't any competition in that market yet. As I said, most of the other OLBs will let non-US residents open up OLB accounts but they don't make it easy. I have a friend in Germany and it took him 6 months to get an OLB account with E-Trade. They kept returning his application requesting additional ridiculous information and each additional request would be about a month later. They also returned his check in German Marks and required him to get a bank draft in US dollars.
that operate a Chinese restuarant.They love to gamble and play the market.I dont want to stereotype but they say its a cultural thing.It would be easier if they could trade on their "home " market where they know the stocks and have homeland connections.If someone could fill this niche I think they will be sucessful.Good luck longs,I am loaded up and ready to be discovered.