Commonly referred to as “The Nikkei,” the JPN 225 is a Japanese index based on the market capitalization of the top 225 companies traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). The Nikkei is a price-weighted index calculated daily since 1950 by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan’s largest financial newspaper.
The Nikkei operates in the Japanese Yen and displays a positive correlation to the value of the currency. When the Yen depreciates, prices of Japanese stocks listed on the index rise. Overall the Nikkei is popular for its day-to-day volatility.
What are the JPN225 trading hours?
The JPN225 is traded Monday through Friday during the open hours of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE): 9:00-11:30 and 12:30 – 15:00 (UTC+9:00).