Japan 225 (Nikkei 225) CFD Trading*

Nikkei 225 is one of the most important stock market indices in Japan. Interested? Start trading Japan 225 CFDs with FXOpen today.

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Japan 225 (Nikkei 225) Live Charts

Use our Japan 225 chart to get the most up-to-date insight into the recent performance of the Nikkei 225 index. It can help you make informed decisions at home or on the go – no matter if you use the TickTrader desktop platform, web terminal, or mobile app. Our real-time chart includes the very latest prices, historical data, and technical analysis tools to help guide your next trade.

What Is Japan 225 (Nikkei 225) CFD Trading?

Japan 225 CFD (Contract for Difference) trading involves speculating on the price movements of the Nikkei 225 index. The Nikkei 225 (also known as N225) is a major stock market index that represents the performance of 225 highly liquid stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which is one of the primary stock exchanges in Japan. The N225 trading hours typically follow the trading hours of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

To make index CFD trading smooth and effective, FXOpen provides immediate trade execution and spreads from 0.0 pips. Also, traders can diversify their portfolios with forex, stock, and commodity CFDs.

Historical Price Performance of Nikkei 225

Check the important price movements of the Nikkei 225 from 2000:

The bursting of the asset price bubble in the early 1990s led to a prolonged period of economic stagnation and deflation in Japan. The Nikkei 225 experienced a significant decline and entered a phase often referred to as the "Lost Decade." It struggled to recover to its previous highs.

In 2003, the Nikkei 225 showed signs of recovery, although it remained well below its peak levels. The index benefited from a series of economic reforms and export-oriented growth. By February 2007, the N225 chart showed a rise from 8,000 to 18,000 points. However, the N225 price faced a severe downturn during the global financial crisis. It plunged below 8,000 at the end of 2008.

The implementation of economic policies known as "Abenomics" in 2012 under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aimed to stimulate economic growth, weaken the yen, and boost the stock market. The measures led to a significant surge in the value of the Nikkei 225.

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the N225 index was trading near 24,000. It experienced sharp declines in February and March 2020 but rebounded later in the year.

Major Factors That Affect the Nikkei 225 Value

The performance of the Nikkei 225 depends on global economic conditions. Correlations between the Nikkei 225 and other major global stock indices, including the S&P 500 in the United States and the FTSE 100 in the United Kingdom, can result in synchronised movements in response to global events.

Also, the index depends on the economic conditions in Japan. Factors such as GDP growth, inflation rates, and employment figures can impact investor sentiment. Decisions by the Bank of Japan (BOJ) regarding interest rates and monetary policy can influence the Nikkei 225, too.

The financial performance of the companies within the index is a fundamental driver of its movements. Positive earnings reports often lead to rising share prices and a stronger N225. Policies related to fiscal stimulus, infrastructure investment, and economic reforms can impact economic growth and, consequently, the Nikkei 225.

Japan is prone to natural disasters. Significant events can disrupt supply chains and affect the operations of Japanese companies, influencing the index.

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* Japan 225 is the FXOpen version of the Nikkei 225 index.

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