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Thanks for the post, I've often thought about trading the Nikkei, Topix futures. I like trading ES & I've heard of traders trading Asian futures at night, but have no idea where to start. Any comments or advice on brokers or the pros & cons of trading Asian futures from the US is appreciated.....ST

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Thanks for the post, I've often thought about trading the Nikkei, Topix futures. I like trading ES & I've heard of traders trading Asian futures at night, but have no idea where to start. Any comments or advice on brokers or the pros & cons of trading Asian futures from the US is appreciated.....ST

 

 

InteractiveBrokers serves the most territories and products.

 

They have an office in Hong Kong; the Asian coverage is very good.

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The cheapest commission to date in Japan is provided by Click Securities at 96JPY RT for the mini Nikkei and 700JPY for the big.

 

Unfortunately I do not see any english support or platform available. Also I noticed that Interactive Brokers no longer open accounts for Japanese citizens... apparently our regulatory agency gave them alot of crap for taking local clients. IB needs to establish a branch in Japan before accepting any new clients... is what I hear from my sources.

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Wow - that is CHEAP on the mini Nikkei!!! I'm paying triple that at IB. I need to check into this a little more - wow.

 

FYI, I have been in contact every month with an IB manager at their HK office and he assures me that the unbundled ¥ denominated products will soon be brought into line and finally be cheaper than the ¥ bundled rates. I keep asking him every month, and he keeps telling me soon, soon. I'll keep it up to date here when I see something real change. IB has been telling me 'soon, soon' for 4 years running on this issue!

 

Thanks for the post James.

 

All my best,

MK

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