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What is the Nikkei 225?

What is the Nikkei 225?

The “Nikkei” is the most referenced index for measuring Japanese stocks.

The Nikkei 225 - often just referred to as “the Nikkei” - is an index that tracks the performance of Japan’s top 225 publicly-traded companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

It is to Japan what the Dow Jones Industrial Average is to the United States. The Nikkei is a price-weighted index.

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Keywords: market indices, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), price-weighted index, international equity, Japan,