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  • Is the NEKKEI a good investment??

    i just wanna know if the nikkei is a good investment??

    i know its going up but will it continue (i know no one really knows but...)

    how can u buy japanese shares/stock??

    I am just thinking given the exchange rate this could be a good investment??

    Any thoughts ideas welcome

    cheers

  • #2
    Originally posted by von
    i just wanna know if the nikkei is a good investment??

    i know its going up but will it continue (i know no one really knows but...)

    how can u buy japanese shares/stock??

    I am just thinking given the exchange rate this could be a good investment??

    Any thoughts ideas welcome

    cheers
    The latest analysis I've read (from overseas sources--important since its foreign money that is driving it up) is that the money is here to stay for a while. The American, British and European interests have a lot of money to invest and no where to invest it (all of it), so they feel a run up here will be good to participate in. Then the hope is that once it gets high enough, the Japanese will come back into it. As individual investors, I highly doubt it. Also, the last time I believed info. like this, the Asian Crisis happened (1997-8, and after).

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    • #3
      An ETF, like EWJ, allows you to 'buy the Nikkei'. I did it as soon as I heard the Livedoor news, and it's gone up 4% (from where I bought it) already. There's no reason the Nikkei shouldn't continue going up steadily for the next year or two at least.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nick Halliday
        Then the hope is that once it gets high enough, the Japanese will come back into it. As individual investors, I highly doubt it.
        Maybe. Livedoor certainly put a damper on things, but I'm optimistic that individual investing's going to catch on here within the next couple of years. It's a good bet, I think, especially considering the huge amounts of savings the Japanese have on average.

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        • #5
          currently tho many ma and pa investors are putting there money into NZ, aussie and the US coz the int. rates are so good.

          what about livedoor good investment now??

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          • #6
            Originally posted by von
            what about livedoor good investment now??
            In all seriousness, yes.

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            • #7
              And right now I would sell and take profits. I'm referring to Livedoor Auto and Livedoor Marketing, of course, as Livedoor can't be traded until later for their hour window.

              Let's see:

              Livedoor Auto at 10:25 (when I posted) - 142, now 158 -11.2% up

              Livedoor Marketing at 10:25 - 550, now 596

              and I suspect the main Livedoor will drop a little on opening then raise up after about 10 or fifteen minutes.

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              • #8
                Final answer in 8 minutes on my sell time prediction of 1:30PM - hate that 20 minute delay

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                • #9
                  597 and 158.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by steeny
                    and I suspect the main Livedoor will drop a little on opening then raise up after about 10 or fifteen minutes.
                    Livedoor today at 14:14PM (14 minutes after opening) - 100
                    Closed at 15:00 - 108

                    C'mon von, 8% isn't bad for a day's work.
                    Actually, an hour's work.
                    No, an hour's worth of non-work.

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                    • #11
                      Ouch - hope you kids sold livedoor marketing when I called it. Now 555.

                      But I know no one is listening to my advice. You'd be a fool to listen to just anyone on the Internet.

                      Just entertaining myself because of the sarcasm I read in von's earlier comment.

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                      • #12
                        steeny

                        i thought livedoor was at about 80/90 but I dont know which coy ??

                        i thought there was only one livedoor share to buy???

                        sorry im a bit slow u know (lived in aussie 2 yrs!!)

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                            Last edited by steeny; 2006-07-27, 11:38 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by steeny
                              Shall I just hijack this thread with stock tips? Or should I use an etrade thread? Anyone interested?
                              I'm using an etrade UK account at the moment for London FTSE listed stocks. My portfolio has risen 14% overall since I started 2 years ago. But I'm an addict to this trading gig, and I'm always online checking stuff whenever I get a chance (which is about 15-20 times a day).

                              Please start an etrade thread and we can swap info/tips.

                              PS> I recommend anyone starting out in this game to read through the tutorials provided free at Investopedia.com
                              I started with them and they helped a lot

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