Just had an English sounding broker (based in Tokyo) on the phone trying to get me into buying Gold which he says could hit 1000 by end of February. Says you sign up at http://www.nextfutures.com which is supposed to be registered with the "Japan Futures Trading Board" (http://www.jftb.org). Has anyone heard of either body? Curiously the Next Futures site can be found with a Google Search (pretty slick site but how do we know its not a fake?) whereas the JFTB cannot be found at all.
I see on another thread today that there is some doubt about whether gold can go any higher anyway.
Most important question : how do you verify companies such as these? I've tried googling ["financial regulatory body" +Japan ] but can't find any such body, let alone the jftb