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Developer/CTA Interview
Takaiku Nishimura
President West Village Investment Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
Program(s) Developed: 24.Fujiko system
Interview Date: August, 2006
Interviewed by John F. Gallwas, Founder of Striker Securities, Inc.
An interview with Takaiku Nishimura, the President of West Village Investment Co., Ltd., and the developer of the 24.FUJIKO trading system, designed to trade the S & P as well as the Nikkei Index futures. Mr. Nishimura has a B.A and a M.S. in Commercial Law from Kokushikan University in Tokyo, Japan, and prior to founding West Village Investment Co., Ltd. in 2005, he was employed by two major US accounting firms in Tokyo.

Takaiku Nishimura: I started trading the US equity market in 2000. In 2003, I developed a system that could consistently beat the S&P 500(e-mini) futures markets, and succeeded in developing it into a program using EasyLangage.

At first, I started to trade for myself. While I was researching S&P market, I discovered the existence of TradeStation. At that time, software like TradeStation did not exist in Japan and using this software, I could find logics which I found I could use to win trading the S&P market. The success of developing 24.FUJIKO was an outcome of my developing my own simple indicators. And I thought to win in the S&P500 market would boost my trading confidence.

John Gallwas: Describe the systems features and the markets it is designed to trade.

Takaiku Nishimura: Our system uses unique indicators which other developers have overlooked. These allow the system to grasp market trends even more rapidly, and make an immediate entry. The system is also a breakout contrarian system, using intraday charts to track not only the price of the S&P500 (e-mini), but also the unique indicators related to the S&P 500 (e-mini) Market. Also, our each system is designed for specific markets. So 24.FUJIKO only works for the S&P500 (E-mini) market.

John Gallwas: What is your suggested funding to trade the system, its annual rate-of-return target, and the estimated "normal" drawdown?

Takaiku Nishimura: Our system uses indicators which other developers never use, so our system has a very low correlation with other systems. If customers use other trading systems, they can mitigate some of the risk because of these unique indicators. Our system can also adapt to sudden changes in the market environment without any additional setting. This is our system's specialty. In fact, our system has consistently won in this unstable market environment.

Month Profit Loss Win Lost Total Net Point Net Profit*
May: $2,587.50 ($2,500.00) 10 10 20 9.75 $87.50
Jun: $3,325.00 ($2,062.50) 10 10 20 33.25 $1,262.50
July: $1,752.50 ($1,032.50) 9 6 15 21.50 $775.00
* Source: Striker Client Section. All results are actual and net of commissions.

John Gallwas: Do you personally trade the system with your own funds?

Takaiku Nishimura: Yes, of course. As I answered first, I have started to trade the system for myself. I also use the system "24,FUJIKO" in a quasi-hedge fund capacity for some potion of customers funds in Japan.

John Gallwas: As you are based in Japan, can the 24.FUJIKO system be auto-traded for customers wanting to trade the Nikkei Index in Japan?

Takaiku Nishimura: 24.FUJIKO is developed for the American index market. So it is not advisable to use this system for the Japanese Nikkei futures Index. We have started to develop a new system for this market, however.

John Gallwas: Do you have any projects in the "what's new" department that you can share with us at this time?

Takaiku Nishimura: I decided to cooperate with Mesa Software. As you know Mesa is known worldwide as a top system developer. And now I am pleased to announce we are developing a brand new system for the Nikkei index futures. This system is a Nikkei version of RMESA3. RMESA3 is the number 1 ranked system in the S&P futures market right now, and was created by John F Ehlers and Mike Barna. From this summer going forward, the system will be available for sales and lease. Our company has become the exclusive agent to release this in Japan. The same system also works for the Singaporean SGX-Nikkei futures. In Japan and the Asian market, this RMESA3 will be core project for us.

This interview is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a solicitation of any kind. Trade only with risk capital. The risk of trading can be substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether trading systems are a suitable investment.
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