Just to briefly summarize the current situation or thinking..
1. Want to invest and will want to use US stocks (bigger market and a few already in mind). Have access to a US bank account.
2. Current capital is small (20k) and owner is prone to all eggs in one basket syndrome.
As far as I know, I don't have to pay tax as a non-US resident, although they will withhold dividends until I fill out the correct forms. I do have the option to have US shares in the name of a US citizen. Just generally unsure whether to settle for being hit for CGT against my personal income, if i can do something about it. Currency transfer and appropriate brokers (who) - recommendations concerning these would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance