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Re: Trading US Stocks while in Switzerland ==> Owe Switzerland Taxes?

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US citizens can trade US securities, the just need to fill in a W9 form.

I prefer to trade US stocks on the US markets, only a small selectors are traded on the DAX priced in Euros. Far from ideal, fees are higher as well
I was forced to sell all my securities a few years ago, as I was told by my bank it was illegal. I contacted the broker thru the bank they used and, while I cant remember all the details he gave me a long conversation how this was true. The bank quite a bit of my holdings at the time, but it was a big hassle as I had to transfer them from my brokerage account in Switzerland to the states.