The Nikkei 225 index is up by more than 0.30% as Asian stocks attempt to recover after yesterday’s sell-off. The index is also reacting to the relatively strong economic data from Japan. It is trading at ¥28,130, which is in the same range it has been in the past few […]
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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 rose by more than 2% as global equities staged a recovery after delivering mixed results in the past few trading sessions. The index rose ¥28,457, which is more than 7% below its YTD high of above ¥31,000. Other global indices like Shanghai Composite, Hang Seng, and […]
The Nikkei 225 has broken down through major support and will need a miracle to stop things from getting worse, much worse. Over the last 2 weeks, I have discussed the deteriorating outlook for the Nikkei 225. Here and here. The sharp sell-off that the market has looked vulnerable to […]
Japans’s Nikkei 225 slumped 3.08% on Tuesday. Calls for a wider state of emergency leave the Index vulnerable to further declines. Following Mondays Tech-lead sell-off in the US, the Nikkei 225 nose-dived -909 points to 28,608 and suffered its biggest losing day since February. Japan is currently in its third […]
With the cash market closed for Children’s Day, futures are signaling a tough 4-day week may lie ahead for the Nikkei 225. In my report last week I looked at the Nikkei 225 and asked the question, how long will it remain rangebound? Today, i think we may have the […]
Japan’s benchmark stock index, the Nikkei 225, trades lower as the Prime Minister prepares the country for its third state of emergency. Japanese Premier Yoshihide Suga announced further measures are to be put in place to curb the spread of a new Covid-19 variant. In force from today, the new […]
The Nikkei 225 index is going nowhere. The blue-chip Japan index is trading at ¥29,685, which is a few points below its year-to-date high of ¥30,660. It has been in this range in the past three weeks. Still, it is one of the best performers this year, having gained by […]
The Nikkei 225 index shrugged a sharp decline in Nomura shares. The index rose by more than 0.70% to ¥29,385, which was more than 3.6% above the lowest level this month. What happened: The Nikkei 225 index rose after experts managed to partially free the Ever Given ship that is […]
The Nikkei 225 index is up by more than 1% in a relief rally that follows a recent plunge of Japan stocks. It is trading at ¥28,730, which is still 8% below the year-to-date high of ¥30,728. What happened: Recent economic numbers have been positive for Japan. In a report […]
The Nikkei 225 index is under pressure as investors continue to focus on the recent Bank of Japan (BOJ) decision on ETF buying. It is trading at ¥29,200, which is 4% below the year-to-date (YTD) high of ¥30,720. What happened: Japan stocks have been in a strong rally recently. Indeed, […]