Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average (NKY) is outpacing the broader Topix index by the most this year amid speculation the smaller gauge will benefit most from Bank of Japan stimulus and a surge in foreign buying of stocks.
Japanese shares rose, with the Nikkei 225 (NKY) Stock Average closing at its highest level since November 2007, as exporters advanced after the yen weakened past 109 per dollar for the first time since 2008.
Japanese stocks fell by nearly three per cent yesterday after new data showed the nation's economy was in recession. The Nikkei 225, Japan's headline stock index fell by 2.96 per cent on the day's trading, ending its recent impressive rally. Meanwhile ...
With a close at 15388.72, the Nikkei 225 is held by the 1 year average at 15094.58. But viewed longer term, particularly the October 2008 close at 8512.27, the Nikkei had a run of 6876 points in 6 years.
This Great Graphic was generated on Bloomberg. It show the performance of the Shanghai Composite (white line) and the Nikkei 225 (yellow line) over the past six months. The performance has been indexed to help capture the relative performance.