AxiTrader is pleased to announce that the Nikkei 225 index has been added to our stable of tradable stock market indices.
Calculated since 1950, the Nikkei 225 is Japan’s most widely watched index of stocks. It represents the largest 225 companies on the Tokyo stock exchange and contains some of the world’s most recognisable corporate names, across several major sectors: Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo, Fuji, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, Nikon, Yamaha, Shiseido, Mitsui, Sumitomo, Takeshimaya and Nippon Steel, amongst many others.
The addition of the Nikkei is exciting news both for us and our traders.
The immediate impact it will have is to provide our clients with exposure to trade opportunities previously not available in though local exchanges, thereby offering additional means for diversification and risk management.
With Japan having undergone a different growth path to much of the developed world over the past 40 years, the Nikkei, while still influenced by the overall global financial markets, is subject to the movements, growth and prospects of a Japanese economy which has a markedly different structure to the rest of Asia. Based on different drivers and components when compared with other large global exchanges such as the S&P 500, DAX or FTSE, the Nikkei 225 has typically charted its own course. From the perspective of a trader or investor, it therefore offers different volatility, different exposure and a depth of liquidity not typically found in, for example, the ASX.
While the Nikkei is undoubtedly a significant addition to our already significant suite of tradable instruments, in the context of AxiTrader’s long term global outlook it merely represents the first major step in a plan to incorporate more global exchanges into our offerings, particularly in regards to Asian markets.
As a global business with offices in four regions and customers in more than 150 countries, we feel it is important to continually search for, and reach out to, opportunities that bring value and increased diversification to our clients, wherever they are in the world.
To trade the Nikkei with AxiTrader please follow the steps outlined below:
1. First right click on any pair in market watch, then select ‘show all’ as pictured below.
2. Scroll to the light pink colours where you will see the indices.
From this point you'll be able to trade the Nikkei 225 index as you would any other symbol in MT4.
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