JP225

Nikkei 225

Indices CFD

1.00%

Low - High

29002 - 29367

Spread
Swap Long
-16.12
Swap Short
-22.73
Margin Req.
2%
Trading Size
0.01 - 50
Contract Size
500
Leverage Up To
1:50
3-Day SWAPs
Friday

NIKKEI 225 Chart

Commission per lot (single side)

CLASSIC $0  PRO $0  VIP $0

Open

Monday 1:01

Close

Friday 23:55

Server Time

GMT+3

Daily Break

23:55-01:01

NIKKEI 225

The Nikkei 225 also known as JP225 or N225 is a leading Japanese index measuring the performance of the 225 most liquid stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). It is a price-weighted index comprising Japan’s largest blue-chip companies. The index is considered the Japanese counterpart of the U.S. Stock Markets Dow Jones Average. It was in fact called the Nikkei Dow Jones Stock Average from 1975 to 1985.

What is the Nikkei 225?

The Nikkei 225 is the oldest index in Asia and is named after the economic newspaper "Nihon Keizai Shimbun” (Nikkei), the body in charge of calculating the index since 1950. The N225 is a price-weighted index which means that its value represents the average of all its constituent companies’ share prices.

The index’s selection requirements and ranking are also based on stock price rather than market capitalization. Therefore, only the companies with the highest share prices are included in the Nikkei 225 while the index tends to be influenced the most by its top stocks. The main criteria for eligible companies to become part of the index include share price, the balance of the sector to which the company belongs to as well as the liquidity of the company.

In addition, any eligible company’s stock needs to be listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Nikkei 225’s composition is reviewed annually in September and any changes are applied in October.

The index is composed of companies from 33 different sectors, including technology, finance, consumer goods, services and more. As of August 2021, among the companies that make up the index, well known multinational companies such as Sony, Toyota, and Canon stand out. In addition, the Nikkei 225 has different variations which include the Nikkei All Stock Index, Nikkei 500, and Nikkei Stock Index 300. However, the main and most widely used indicator remains the Nikkei 225.

The History of the Nikkei 225

In 1943, the Japanese government combined the Tokyo Stock Exchange with five other exchanges to form a single Japanese Stock Exchange.

The exchange was forced to shut down in August 1945 due to the Second World War. On May 16, 1949, the Tokyo Stock Exchange reopened.

As part of the nation’s post-war reconstruction and industrialization, the Nikkei 225 was first introduced on September 7, 1950, by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, one of the biggest financial newspapers in the world.

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Nikkei 225 Performance

Unlike other indices which experience exponential growth, the Nikkei 225 reached an all-time high of 38,957.44 on December 29, 1989. The index grew six-fold in the 1980s and reached its peak during Japan’s great asset bubble when the Japanese yen appreciated 50% during the first part of the decade causing stock prices and land values to triple between 1985 to 1989.

During the 1990s, the bubble burst, and the index lost almost all its gains. On March 10, 2009, the Nikkei closed at 7,054.98, 81.9% down from its all-time high. On March 15, 2011, two days after a devastating earthquake hit Japan, the Nikkei fell more than 10% to 8,605.15, recording a drop of 1,015 points. The index continued to fall during the rest of 2011 plummeting to 8,160.01 on November 25, finishing the year at 8,455.35 and recording the lowest end of the year price in more than 3 decades.

From 2012 to 2015, the index rebounded. It recorded an increase of around 20%, rose above the 20,000 mark, and became one of the fastest-growing stock market indices in the world. On February 15, 2021, boosted by monetary stimulus and asset-purchase programs designed to fight the coronavirus financial effects, the Nikkei 225 surpassed the 30,000 benchmarks and reached its highest level in 30 years.

List of Nikkei 225 Companies (Top 50) as of 13/09/2021:

TOYOTA MOTOR CORP NINTENDO CO LTD MITSUI & CO
KEYENCE CORP HITACHI TOKIO MARINE HOLDINGS INC
SONY GROUP CORPORATION DENSO CORP TERUMO CORP
SOFTBANK GROUP CORP HONDA MOTOR CO JAPAN TOBACCO INC
NIPPON TEL & TEL CORP TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD FUJIFILM HOLDINGS CORPORATION
RECRUIT HOLDINGS CO LTD M3 INC BRIDGESTONE CORP
SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY LIMITED JAPAN POST HLDGS CO LTD
DAIKIN INDUSTRIES SUMITOMO MITSUI FINANCIAL GROUP INC JAPAN POST BANK CO LTD
TOKYO ELECTRON ORIENTAL LAND CO ASTELLAS PHARMA
KDDI CORPORATION Z HOLDINGS CORPORATION MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC MITSUBISHI CORP PANASONIC CORP
NIDEC CORPORATION ITOCHU CORP KAO CORP
FAST RETAILING CO LTD SMC CORP SHISEIDO COMPANY LIMITED
SOFTBANK CORP FANUC CORPORATION NIPPON PAINT HOLDINGS CO LTD
CHUGAI PHARMACEUTICAL CO SEVEN & I HOLDINGS CO LTD SHIMANO INC
HOYA CORP FUJITSU CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY CO
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO MIZUHO FINANCIAL GROUP OLYMPUS CORPORATION
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