learner2007
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    1. RifffRafff
      RifffRafff
      Learner, do you where I can get min data for the Mini Nikkei ? I just ordered data from JPX Data Cloud and they said it would be 7 business days, with the holidays that is looking like ~May 16. Any advice ?
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      2. learner2007
        learner2007
        You can get continuous contracts in eSignal. 120 days worth should show you everything you need to know about the 225M. How in the world do you trade without intraday charts from OSE?
        Apr 29, 2016
      3. RifffRafff
        RifffRafff
        That is all the data I have, starting March 22. It was good enough to get a feel for the contract but not enough to really get my style tuned. 120 days is more than enough for me to figure out what works and what doesn't over a decent period of time.
        Apr 29, 2016
      4. RifffRafff
        RifffRafff
        So intraday data from 3/22 to now. Not really enough so I ordered minute data from the exchange. I will do the eSignal thing later today. What are you headed for 'Golden Week' ?
        Apr 29, 2016
    2. RifffRafff
      RifffRafff
      I saw your post about no news reports during market hours when trading Nikkei futures except for the monthly BoJ report. I am just starting out and I am wondering which BoJ report moves the market? Thanks
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      2. RifffRafff
        RifffRafff
        Thanks for the answer. I live in Taipei, so I can trade the day session.

        So these policy meetings are the last Friday of the Month correct?
        Apr 21, 2016
      3. learner2007
      4. RifffRafff
        RifffRafff
        Cool, thanks. I use investing.com, but it is not as helpful. the boj.or.jp will be helpful. I know kanji ( well, Chinese characters anyway ) enough to muddle through other parts of the site.

        I have been trading this week, I have been trading the evening session better than the day session. So far I like this contract.
        Any advice on trading into a holiday weekend , like next week ?
        Apr 21, 2016
    3. Brian Mehta
      Brian Mehta
      learn2007, please PM me your contact information and inquiry so we at Trading Technologies can respond. Thanks
    4. GloriaBrown
      GloriaBrown
      By the way I really like to travel to Japan, have went to Japan many times, just went Okinawa but not much lucky since bad weather most of the time while I stayed, but good foods and still a relaxing trip.
    5. GloriaBrown
      GloriaBrown
      I plan to use IB to totally automatic trade since I cannot manually control myself to cut lose in day trade future. I still cannot find a good way to determine when a trends start and when there is no trend. May you share your thought? Thanks.
    6. GloriaBrown
      GloriaBrown
      but then I basically don't use any graphical TA and just use math indicator stuff with tested variables that I see ok result from historical backtest through vba in excel.
    7. GloriaBrown
      GloriaBrown
      Hey learner2007, I can tell you have been trading in Japan for decades, and sound like you made a great living from trading! I have read some of your replies and sound like you mainly focus on TA. I have learn most of the common TA and even Elliott wave.
    8. pletokyo
      pletokyo
      Hey it is been a while. How are you doing with day trading futures lately? I just wanted to ask your thoughts on the soon-to-be listed JPX-Nikkei 400 index futures later this month. The contract size looks good to small traders and the same tick size as Nikkei really made me interested. What are your thoughts on the new futures contract? Would you want to trade it? I hope it does not become another Mini Topix lol
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      2. pletokyo
        pletokyo
        So yeah it's pretty much just another hype the brokerages themselves have created to get more people to pay them commission lol
        Feb 17, 2015
      3. pletokyo
        pletokyo
        Thanks for the info. I have just submitted an application for Matsui. Are you trading with them currently?
        Feb 18, 2015
      4. learner2007
        learner2007
        I've had an account with Matsui since 1998 when I traded options with them. Will move my futures trading to Matsui next week.
        Feb 19, 2015
    9. learner2007
      learner2007
      >....traders usually select active stocks and create a watchlist....

      I meant active stocks that are close to completing one of the trader's set ups.
    10. learner2007
      learner2007
      Large caps are not really the best for day trading. Too sluggish. But be it large, medium, or small,as long as the stock is active and with sufficient volume, it qualifies. Rather than picking from a list of stocks such as the Nikkei 225, traders usually select active stocks and create a watchlist that they follow and then trade stocks from the list once the stock works into the trader's setup. If you want to do it that way, you might be better off using Kabu.com's KabuStation rather thanSBI. You can open an account online in one day and then apply for the margin account you wanted the next day. But say on the application that you have over 1 year of experience trading on margin. However I don't know if they'll approve it as you are a student.
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