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The Nikkei 225

This is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, calculated by The Nikkei newspaper since 1950 [Wikipedia: The Nikkei]. It's a key benchmark for the Japanese stock market.

The Nikkei 225, also called the Nikkei Stock Average, is a stock market index that tracks the performance of 225 large and publicly traded companies in Japan. It's calculated by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper and serves as a benchmark for the Japanese stock market's health. Here's a breakdown of some key features:

  • Price-weighted index: The Nikkei 225 is a price-weighted index, meaning the share price of each of the 225 companies directly impacts the index's value. Companies with a higher stock price have a greater influence on the index's movement.

  • Annual review: The components of the Nikkei 225 are reviewed annually to reflect changes in the Japanese economy. Companies with strong performance may be added, while those with weaker performance may be removed.

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE): The Nikkei 225 tracks companies listed on the TSE, which is the largest stock exchange in Japan.

Here are some resources where you can find more information about the Nikkei 225:

  • Japan Exchange Group: The official website of the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), which operates the TSE, provides information about Nikkei 225 futures contracts [Japan Exchange Group - JPX]

  • This website offers real-time data on the Nikkei 225, including charts, historical data, and technical analysis []

  • Google Finance: You can find the latest quote for the Nikkei 225, along with news and other information [Google Finance]


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