Japan 225 (NKD)

Nikkei 225 (Nikkei 225 Stock Average, Jap 日 経 平均 株 価 ‘, 日 経 225.) – One of the major stock market indices in Japan. The index is calculated as the simple arithmetic average of stock prices 225 most actively traded companies first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

the index was first published on September 7, 1950 the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the name TSE Adjusted Stock Price Average. Since 1970, the index is calculated Japanese newspaper Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The new index is derived from the abbreviation of the newspaper – Nikkei. The Japanese stock index is characterized by abrupt movement. The tool is replete with big breaks and active night for the European continent during the day.