Investor Glossary-nikkei indexInvestor Glossary-nikkei indexInvestor Glossary-nikkei indexInvestor Glossary-nikkei indexInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Nikkei Index

The HTML to link to this page
 

The Nikkei Index is the leading stock index in Japan. It is often considered the Dow Jones Industrial Average of Japan; in fact, from 1975 to 1985 the Nikkei Index was known as the Nikkei Dow-Jones Stock Price Average The Nikkei Index includes some 225 Japanese blue chip companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Thus the Nikkei Index is also known as the Nikkei 225; more often, it is simply called "the Nikkei." The Nikkei Index is designed to reflect the overall market, so there is no specific weighting of industries. Notably, the components of the Nikkei Index are reviewed annually, and any changes are announced at the beginning of the October. The Nikkei Index has been calculated continuously since September 7, 1950; beginning in 1971, the Nikkei Index has been published by the Nihon Keizai Shinbun (Japan Economy Newspaper) Company. In the twentieth century, the Nikkei Index peaked at 38,915 on December 29, 1989, and then fell rapidly as the so-called Japanese bubble economy burst.



Rate this Nikkei Index definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: reverse mortgage, deferred revenue, 144a, current ratio, required rate of return, option premium, implied volatility, class C shares, ex-dividend, inflation, per diem, balance sheet, in escrow, cancelled check, margin rate, FICO score, stock split, 1035 exchange, average price per share, retained earnings, real GDP, 1031 exchange, Zero Cost Collar, ex-dividend date, 401a, LIBOR, open position, annual return, stock market close, deferred tax, minority interest, covered put, irrevocable trust, VIX, FTSE, liquidity ratio, wholly-owned subsidiary, APR, diluted share, limit order, command economy, debt service coverage, quality assurance, EBITDA, Key Rate Duration, phantom income, risk management, labor relations, dividends payable


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use