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

Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Investor Glossary | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2015 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use