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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Market Brief: Nikkei 225, Hang Seng Higher as Risk Improves; JPY Strength Across the Board

The Nikkei 225 and other Asian stock indices traded higher today mimicking the performance of Wall Street last night. But the JPY is leading currencies. In fact, EURJPY presents a strong technical setup for a sell.

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Nikkei 225 Index Eyes ¥20,100 as Japan Readies Record Stimulus

The Nikkei 225 index joined other global stocks today and rallied by more than 2.5%. This was its best-performing-day since Tuesday this week. The main reason for the rally was that investors are optimistic of more stimulus from the Japanese government as the number of Coronavirus cases in the country [...]
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Market Brief: Nikkei 225, Asian Stocks, USDJPY Give Up Gains Ahead of US Jobless Claims

Gains on the Nikkei 225 were cut short today. After three consecutive days of closing in the green, the Japanese stock index closed with a loss today. The Nikkei 225 was down by 4.51% or 882.03 points at 18,664.53. The Shanghai Composite had a more modest loss at 0.60% or...

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Market Brief: Nikkei 225, Asian Stocks Post Solid Gains on US Fiscal Package; Time to Buy USDJPY?

The Nikkei 225 closed higher for the third consecutive day. By the end of today’s Asian session, Japan’s stock index was up by 8.04% or 1,454.00 points at 19,546.56. The Shanghai Composite Index was also in the green by 2.13% or 57.867 points at 2,780.338. As for the Hang Seng...

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Nikkei 225 and Asian Stocks Gain On Emergency Stimulus

Asian stocks managed to rebound today as the monetary and fiscal stimulus by central banks and governments around the globe ease investors worries about the impact of the coronavirus impact on the business and economy. Meanwhile the flattening of the trajectory for the virus in Europe also supports sentiment. Now [...]
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Market Brief: Nikkei 225 Up, USDJPY Down as the BOJ Injects More Liquidity

Among the major Asian stock indices, the Nikkei 225 was the only one to finish today’s trading in the green thanks to the BOJ’s additional easing measures. It closed over 2% or 334.95 points higher at 16,887.71....

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RBA Cuts Rate by 25 bps, AUDUSD Hit Monthly Lows

Market Brief: Asian Stocks Steady; AUDUSD Plunges on RBA Emergency Rate Cut Expectations

Asian Equities Steadier Today Japanese and Australian stocks posted modest gains in today’s trading after a few days of aggressive selling. The Nikkei 225 was up by 0.06% at 17,011.46. Meanwhile, the ASX 200 had a 5.83% profit for the day at 5,293.4. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng Index is still...

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Market Brief: Fed, BOJ, RBNZ Step Up Stimulus But Nikkei 225, Hang Seng, ASX Extend Losses

As uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic lingers, central banks have stepped up their stimulus efforts to support their respective economies. However, despite the flood of more market liquidity, Asian equities continued to track lower in today’s trading....

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