Nikkei (JP225)

Why Trade Nikkei ‏(JP225) with XM?

At XM we offer Nikkei ‏(JP225) as cash and futures CFDs. Our cash index CFDs are undated transactions that aim to replicate the cash price of the underlying index, and so they are adjusted for interest and dividends. Index futures CFDs expire on specific future dates and are cash-settled on the expiry date.

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About Nikkei ‏(JP225)

Nikkei 225 (JP225), commonly known as Nikkei, is a stock index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the world’s third largest stock exchange with a market capitalization of US$4.09 trillion. As the leading index of Japanese stocks, Nikkei 225 (JP225) is price-weighted stock index, equivalent to the American Dow Jones Industrial Average Index, comprising Japan’s most powerful 225 blue-chip companies on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Nikkei 225 (JP225) is a stock index calculated by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) newspaper on a daily basis and updated every 15 seconds during trading sessions, with its components reviewed once a year. The 225 companies that the stock index consists of belong to the most various industries, such as food, automotive, chemicals, mining, pharmaceuticals, banking and financial services, shipping, electric machinery, and transportation.

Trading Conditions

JP225 Cash

Margin requirement 0.5 %
Spreads as low as 12
Symbols JP225Cash
Description Japan 225
Min. Price Fluctuation 1.00000
Value of Minimum Price Fluctuation JPY 1
Value of 1 lot 1 Japan 225 index
Min/Max Trade Size MT4 1/12500
Min/Max Trade Size MT5 1/10000
Swap Value in Margin Currency Long -1.77
Swap Value in Margin Currency Short -1.87
Limit and Stop Levels 10

JP225 Future

Margin requirement 0.5 %
Spreads as low as 24
Symbols JP225
Description Japan 225
Min. Price Fluctuation 1.00000
Value of Minimum Price Fluctuation JPY 1
Value of 1 lot 1 Japan 225 index
Min/Max Trade Size MT4 1/12500
Min/Max Trade Size MT5 1/10000
Limit and Stop Levels 14
Trading time (server time) 01:05-23:15,23:30-23:55 (GMT +3)
** Only if Margin Level is over 100%

How to Start Trading Nikkei ‏(JP225)?

Step 1

Open an XM Real Account


Step 2

Download and login to the MT5 platform


Step 3

Double-click on Nikkei ‏(JP225) from the “Market Watch” to open an order for this instrument.

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