Nikkei 225

In this section, you will find important Nikkei 225 news, actionable trading ideas, and a live Nikkei 225 CFD chart to help you better understand the stock index.

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 Joins Global Rally Breaking Above 22,500

Nikkei 225 followed Wall Street higher as Nasdaq hit another record high while the S&P 500 also approaches the all-time highs. Robust manufacturing data from the USA, Europe and China yesterday boosted investor's confidence

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Nikkei 225 slides on reports Nissan is running out of cash

The Nikkei 225 index is down by about 0.30% as investors respond to reports Nissan is running out of capital. The index is trading at ¥22,657, which is slightly below last week’s high of ¥22,958. Nissan woes deepen Nissan shares are among the worst-performers on the Nikkei 225 today, down […]