Nikkei 225 futures and options on futures provide investors around the globe with an efficient way to access the opportunities of the Japanese equity market, one of the world’s largest markets, and track the Nikkei 225 Stock Average.
The Nikkei 225 Stock Average is one of the oldest barometers of the Japanese market, first calculated in 1949. It is structured to reflect the Japanese stock market using the 225 top-rated, blue-chip Japanese companies listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), featuring such familiar company names as Sony and Honda. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average is price-weighted, so that higher-priced stocks have a greater percentage impact on the Index than lower-priced stocks.
CME Group has a licensing agreement to offer both yen- and USD-denominated futures and options on futures on the Nikkei 225 Stock Average.