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). 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.

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Features and benefits

Japanese stock exposure

Gain benchmark exposure to Japan with a single trade.

Convenient contract sizes

Experience the flexibility of our contract offerings, including standard yen-and USD-denominated contracts and E-mini sized yen-denominated futures.

Deep liquidity

Take advantage of the liquidity and significant spreading opportunities between yen and USD contracts.

Overnight electronic access

Enjoy electronic trading and around-the-clock access on CME Globex.


Mutual Offset System (MOS) eligibility allows for greater access and trading across time zones.

Risk mitigation

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Mutual Offset System

Established in 1984, the Mutual Offset System is a longstanding, innovative partner program between CME Group and Singapore Exchange (SGX) that enables traders of Yen- and Dollar-denominated Nikkei 225 contracts to open a futures position on one exchange and liquidate it on the other , offering the combined liquidity of both markets.

Nikkei 225 spread opportunities

Yen- and USD-denominated Nikkei 225 futures offer the most liquid listed index quanto spread market available today. Learn how to capture opportunity by choosing the right trading vehicle. 

Nikkei 225 intercommodity spreads

Nikkei 225 Intercommodity spreads functionality will allow market participants to spread USD- and Yen-denominated Nikkei 225 Index futures as a single instrument.

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