Thought I'd add an update as a few things seem different from earlier posts.
I signed up for SpeedTrader this week, and it was very easy/fast. Most of it was handled online, but I did have to email them copies of W9 & Margin agreement form.
The account only took 2 days to open, I wired the money this afternoon, and it's all ready to go! Another little difference the minimum was only $25,000, but I still put a little more in for padding.
Their online system takes me back to the 90s, but I figure I will be using DAS mostly anyway