We’re often asked by readers and members of Insider what we use or recommend for a variety of things. So we’ve made a list for you right here.
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IB are our chosen broker. They allow you to trade pretty much any market around the world. They also take US citizens, so if you’re one of those then they’re a good broker. For US citizens certain markets are off limits through the platform. Using an offshore corp to setup your IB account can “solve” this problem.
Saxo like IB provide access to a huge array of markets. They don’t however accept US clients any longer. You can however obtain a Saxo account via an offshore corp (see Offshore entity creation on this page)
All the reasons to use a VPN (Virtual private network) are too numerous to mention, however here are 4 important reasons you absolutely should be using one. If you’re not using a VPN, it is our humble opinion you’re quite frankly nuts!
- You don’t want your ISP to log, control and monitor/archive every activity you do online forever
- You don’t want to be a product. Your search engine like your ISP monitors and sells your data. Who’s to know what this data can and will be used for in the future. We’d rather not find out by being on the wrong end of it. Prevention is better than cure.
- Firewalls and anti-virus software doesn’t protect your data once it leaves your computer. Only a VPN does so. It’s downright silly to have firewalls, anti virus software and no VPN.
- You travel to or live in a country which censors sites, and applications. They don’t know what’s best for you.
Hide.me is the best one we’ve found by far. Go to Site