The Hang Seng index is pointing lower as investors react to the latest acts by Donald Trump to target some of its constituents. The index is trading at $28,470, which is close to the highest point in January last year. Similarly, in Asia, the Nikkei 225 is down by 0.65% […]
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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.
The Nikkei 225 index rallied to the highest level since September 1990 as investors waited for more information about Joe Biden’s stimulus package. The index has jumped by more than 75% from its lowest level last year. Other Asian indices are mixed, with the Hang Seng index rising by 0.45% […]
The Nikkei 225, Hang Seng, Nasdaq 100, and other global stocks are rallying today after the Georgia election. Similarly, in Europe, futures tied to the FTSE 100, DAX Index, and CAC 40 are also in high spirits. Bitcoin and other altcoins are also enjoying the ride even after a sharp […]
Global stocks are mixed today after having a relatively strong 2020 amid the global pandemic. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index us up by more than 0.80% while in the United States, futures tied to the Dow Jones and S&P 500 are barely moved. In Europe, FTSE 100 and […]
The Hang Seng index is up by 0.60% today as investors react to the nee law allowing the use of new coronavirus vaccines. The new law will allow the city to authorize new vaccines since the ones it has procured earlier are still in the development stage. This means that […]
The Nikkei 225 retreated today after the Bank of Japan delivered its final rate decision and after the weak inflation numbers. The index, which tracks the biggest firms in Japan, declined by 0.15% and is trading at 26,768 yen. Similarly, in Asia, the Hang Seng, ASX 200, and the Shanghai […]
The Nikkei 225 is in its second consecutive day in the green as traders react to the dovish Fed statement and the recent haul by NTT. The index, which is made up of the biggest companies in Japan, is trading at ¥26,806, which is relatively higher than this week’s low […]
The Nikkei 225 is hovering near a 30-year high as investors react to the upbeat economic data from Japan and the overall market sentiment in the market. The index is trading at ¥26,718, which is a few points below ¥26,917, which is the highest level since 1991. What happened: Earlier […]
The Nasdaq 100 index is down by more than 0.20% in the futures market as worries about the rising US covid infections soar. The index, which tracks the biggest technology firms, is trading at $12,570, which is a record high. At the same time, the closely-watched fear and greed index […]
The Hang Seng index is tumbling today, becoming the worst-performing major index in Asia. It is trading at h$26,468, which is lower than last week’s high of h$27,035. This price action is possibly because of reports that the United States government is escalating its conflict with China. According to Reuters, […]