The Nikkei 225 Index is a stock market index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and was launched on Sep 7, 1950. It is a price weighted index calculated daily by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) newspaper since 1971.
There are 225 stocks in the index and its components are reviewed once a year. The 225 components of the Nikkei Stock Average are among the most actively traded stocks on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and together have a combined value of around $2 trillion.
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