NIKKEI 225


The Nikkei 225 is a stock market index of 225 companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It includes all companies listed on the first section of the exchange and is heavily weighted towards banks, financial institutions and industrial corporations.

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What companies are in Nikkei 225?
What does Nikkei 225 mean?
How does the Nikkei 225 work?
What does Nikkei mean in Japanese?


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What companies are in Nikkei 225?


The Nikkei 225 is basically a benchmark equity index. It covers 225 of the largest companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, weighted according to their market capitalization (total value of outstanding shares). The Nikkei 225 Stock Average is calculated according to a price-weighted index method, which determines the weighting of each stock by its price. It lists a variety of stocks across 18 industry groups, including oil and gas, manufacturing, and telecommunication.


 
 

What does Nikkei 225 mean?


NIKKEI 225 is a representation of 500 bluechip Japanese firms listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is a Japanese stock average that is considered to be the best indicator of general trends in the Japanese stock market. It reflects the average prices of 225 companies, selected from all non-financial companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

How does the Nikkei 225 work?

The Nikkei 225 is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It's made up of 225 leading companies listed on the exchange, and is used as a benchmark to determine the general health of the stock market. You can easily trade in both directions with a simple stop-loss order, or for more complex traders we also have an advanced order tone that allows you to specify price conditions, such as a target price or stop level.

What does Nikkei mean in Japanese?

For financial professionals, the term Nikkei means the Japanese stock market average. Pronounced "nik-kei", it is named after its publisher, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun or aka The Nikkei. It is referred to as the "Nikkei225" in reference to its starting value of 225 companies with a base value of 100 in 1971, when it was first published.