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 Nikkei 255 Index ?
The Nikkei 225 is the main Japanese stock market index and is a price-weighted stock market index initiated on September 7, 1950, and consists of the top 225 companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Some of the companies listed on Asia’s most popular index are Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Softbank Group, Sony, Nissan, Daiwa Securities, and Toyota Motor. Companies in the technology space account for over 40 percent of the index, and valuations are denominated in Japanese yen (JPY).
The composition of the Nikkei is reviewed every year in September, and any changes take place in October. Because of the diversified nature of the index, many financial instruments linked to the Nikkei 225 have been created and traded worldwide while the index has been sufficiently used as the indicator of the movement of Japanese and broader Asian economy.
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Nikkei 225 News
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 […]
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 CAC 40 is set to open lower as France considers extending lockdowns as the number of cases continues to rise. The index, which tracks the biggest 40 companies in France is down by about 0.20% in the futures market. That’s after it rose by 0.18% yesterday. In a statement […]
The Nikkei 225 is the best-performing index in Asia as investors cheer the new expansionary policies by Yoshihide Suga. That is after the premier unveiled a new $708 billion stimulus package that he hopes will help the country navigate the current crisis. His cabinet approved the package yesterday and the […]
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 […]