Market Commentary 17716
October, 2014 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 1.5% Rank: 15 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.6% Rank: 6 out of 23
Last 5 Years 63.6% Rank: 15 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.2% Rank: 20 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 1.5% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 15th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During October of 2014, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 15 with a return of 1.49%.
The top ranked index during October was the Dow Utility Index, with a return of
8.28%. The worst performing index during that period was the CAC 40 Index
with a return of 4.15%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during October was 2.32%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 2.03%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 6 with a return of 15%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Dow Transportation Index,
with a return of 26%. The worst performing index during that period was the
FTSE 100 Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 11%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended October of 2014, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 15 with
a return of 64%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 149%. The worst performing index during
that period was the Hang Seng Index with a return of 10%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 79%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 77%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended October of 2014, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 20
with a return of 52%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 280%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 12%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
Market Commentary 14058
September, 2013 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 8.0% Rank: 2 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.1% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 5 Years 23.0% Rank: 19 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.1% Rank: 21 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 8.0% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 2nd out of the 23 indexes reviewed
in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During September of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 2 with a return of
7.97%. The top ranked index during September was the NASDAQ 100 Index,
with a return of 13.00%. The worst performing index during that period was the
FTSE 100 Index with a return of 0.77%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during September was 3.78%.
The average return for the indexes during the month was 4.29%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a
return of 63%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of 4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 16%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended September of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 19
with a return of 23%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the
NASDAQ 100 Index, with a return of 102%. The worst performing index during
that period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 39%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 41%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended September of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 21
with a return of 42%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico
IPC Index, with a return of 414%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 23%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 86%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 104%.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
Market Commentary 13982
August, 2013 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 2.0% Rank: 4 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.5% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 5 Years 2.4% Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.5% Rank: 21 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 2.0% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 4th out of the 23 indexes reviewed
in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During August of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 4 with a return of 2.04%.
The top ranked index during August was the TSX Composite Index, with a return
of 1.34%. The worst performing index during that period was the NASDAQ 100
Index with a return of 7.84%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during August was 3.13%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 3.19%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a
return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period was the Straits
Times Stock Index with a return of 0%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 15%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 15%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended August of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 18 with a
return of 2%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 52%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 12%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 24%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 21%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended August of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 21 with
a return of 41%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 408%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 25%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 78%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 96%.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
Market Commentary 13906
July, 2013 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 0.1% Rank: 23 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.3% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 5 Years 2.2% Rank: 20 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.0% Rank: 21 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 0.1% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 23rd out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During July of 2013, the Nikkei 225 was the worst performing index with a return
of 0.07%. The top ranked index during July was the Russell 2000 Index, with a
return of 6.93%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during July was 4.90%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 4.63%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a
return of 58%. The worst performing index during that period was the Mexico
IPC Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 20%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 21%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended July of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 20 with a
return of 2%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 67%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 9%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 28%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 26%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended July of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 21 with a
return of 50%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 459%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 19%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 87%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 108%.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
Market Commentary 13220
May, 2013 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 0.6% Rank: 19 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.2% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 5 Years 3.9% Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.1% Rank: 16 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 0.6% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 19th out of the 23 indexes
reviewed in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During May of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 19 with a return of 0.62%.
The top ranked index during May was the Russell 2000 Index, with a return of
10.97%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow Utility Index
with a return of 10.27%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during May was 1.98%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.35%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a
return of 61%. The worst performing index during that period was the Dow Utility
Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 24%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 24%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended May of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 18 with a
return of 4%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 47%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 20%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 16%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended May of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 16 with a
return of 76%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 511%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 28%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 90%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 118%.
Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for ForecastChart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
Market Commentary 13144
April, 2013 Data:
Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month 11.8% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.6% Rank: 1 out of 23
Last 5 Years 0.1% Rank: 18 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.3% Rank: 18 out of 23
Returns for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index is shown above for four time periods. For
example: the change in the Nikkei 225 Index was 11.8% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 1st out of the 23 indexes reviewed
in this site for that time period. Dividends are not included.
Part 2: HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The performance ranking of the Nikkei 225 Index relative to the other 23 stock
indexes covered in this site is detailed below. Four different time periods are
reviewed. The Nikkei 225 Stock Index is compared to foreign and domestic,
large cap and small cap indexes. Each paragraph identifies the top and bottom
performers as well as the average and median market performance for the
indexes during in each time period.
Last Month:
During April of 2013, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a return
of 11.80%. The worst performing index during that period was the Russell 2000
Index with a return of 6.79%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during April was 1.69%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was 1.32%.
Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 was the top performing index with a
return of 46%. The worst performing index during that period was the TSX
Composite Index with a return of 1%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 14%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 14%.
Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended April of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 18 with a
return of 0%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 51%. The worst performing index during that period
was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 24%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 15%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 13%.
Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended April of 2013, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 18 with a
return of 74%. The top ranked index during the period was the Mexico IPC
Index, with a return of 551%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 27%.
The median return for the indexes during the last 10 years was 95%. The
average return for all stock market indexes over that time frame was 127%.
Table:
In this site, you may view the returns for all 23 indexes over all 4 time periods in
one convenient table. Click the Market Trend Analysis link under the chart
(above). The table of contents for ForecastChart.com's Market Trend Analysis
will open. Click the link to the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of
contents.
All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
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Nikkei 225 Index: Annual Returns









1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

25.1 38.8 35.6 15.9 24.9 10.7 25.5





1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

29.4 29.7 4.8 7.0 13.7 17.6 22.3





1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

28.7 17.1 28.2 18.7 16.8 11.4 43.8





2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

7.5 8.3 42.2 17.3 3.0 17.3 22.9 56.7





The annual gain or loss in the Nikkei 225 index from 1985 to present. Dividends are not included.






Nikkei 225 Stock Index  22 Year Graph (Japan)

Nikkei 225 Stock Market Index Historical Graph

The above graph plots the monthly close for the Nikkei 225 Stock Index. Updated Friday, November
21, 2014. Click the links below for the forecast and other links related to this stock index.
Stock Market Performance Ranking: Nikkei 225 Index
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