Nikkei 225 drops, Hang Seng jumps ahead of earnings Asian equities are displaying a mixed picture today as investors’ focus remains firmly on corporate earnings. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index fell by 0.30% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained by 0.60%. Meanwhile, in Australia, the ASX 200 dipped by […]
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What is the Hang Seng Index?
The Hang Seng Index is the main stock market index of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Hang Seng is one of the best-known indices in Asia and widely used by fund managers as their performance benchmark. Hang Seng Index is a free-float-adjusted market capitalization and weighted stock market index in the Hong Kong stock exchange. That means that the influence of each constituent stock on the index’s performance is directly proportional to its relative market value. Higher market cap stocks will have a greater impact on the Hang Seng index’s performance than those with lower market capitalization. The index is used to record and monitor daily changes of the largest companies by the capitalization of the Hong Kong stock exchange and is the primary benchmark of the overall market performance in Hong Kong.
Hang Seng trading hours
The Hang Seng trading hours are Monday through Friday:
- 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM — Opening Session
- 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM — Morning Trading Session
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM — Lunch
- 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM — Afternoon Trading Session
- 4:00 PM – 4:10 PM — Extended Hours
Hang Seng Index started from the 100 points on July 31, 1964. Hang Seng Index hit an all-time high, on January 26, 2018, at 33,223.58 points at closing.
The 50 companies in the index represent about 58% of the capitalization of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Some of the constituents of the index are HSBC HOLDINGS, HANG SENG BANK, BANK OF CHINA, HK & CHINA GAS, CHINA OVERSEAS, SINOPEC CORP, PetroChina, SINO BIO PHARM, etc.
Panasonic leads Nikkei dip Traders are reflecting today on upbeat tech earnings coming out of the U.S. as well as fresh economic data in Asia. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index is down by 2.34% after more than 400 new Corona cases were reported in Tokyo. The index ignored upbeat […]
The growing number of COVID-19 cases in multiple countries is again painting a mixed picture for Asian stocks today. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index climbed by about 0.45%, even after its Chief Executive warned for surging numbers of Corona-related infections across the administrative region. Meanwhile, in China, the […]
The Hang Seng is wavering today as traders reflect on the rising number of coronavirus cases in Hong Kong. The index is trading at $24,788, which is slightly higher than the yesterday’s low of $24,670. Other indices in Asia are mixed too, with the Shanghai composite gaining by more than...
Asian stocks are down sharply today after China reluctantly ordered the US to close its consular office in Chengdu. In China, the Shanghai composite dropped by 3.90% while the Hang Seng index dropped by more than 2.2%.
The Hang Seng is up by 0.45%, becoming the best-performing index in Asia. The index is trading at $25,176, which is slightly above the intraday low of $24,995. Other indices in Asia are down, with the Shanghai composite falling by 0.70% while the KOSPI is down by more than 0.45%. […]
The Hang Seng index spiked today as traders reacted to the recent coronavirus vaccine-related news. The index is up by almost 2%, even after Oxford Economics released a disturbing economic forecast for the Hong Kong index. It is trading at $25,500, which is significantly higher than yesterday’s low of $24,779....
Asian stocks are mixed today as traders continue to reflect on the ongoing earnings season. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index is down by 0.55% while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng has climbed by more than 0.30%. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite is down by 0.43%. Meanwhile, in […]
The Hang Seng index is down by more than 1.50% as traders react to the rising tensions between the United States and China. The index is also waiting for the corporate earnings season that will start today in the United States. Most Hang Seng constituents are in the red today...
The Hang Seng index pared back earlier gains as traders continued to worry about the rising tensions between the United States and China. The index is trading at H$26,166, which is slightly below the intraday high of H$26,292.