Chronology
Year
Major events regarding the Nikkei index business
1950
  • The Tokyo Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing the TSE stock prices average by ex-right adjustment methods ,now known as the Nikkei Stock Average. (September)
1970
  • Upon discontinuation of the TSE Adjusted Stock Price, Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. (Nikkei Inc.) succeeded announcement by commissioning calculation to its related body. (July)
1971
  • Nikkei subsidiary, Nihon Short-wave Broadcasting Co., Ltd, (now known as Nikkei Radio Broadcasting Corporation) started calculating and publishing the Adjusted Stock Price as "NSB 225 Adjusted Average". (July)
1975
  • Cooperating with U.S. Dow-Jones & Company, Nikkei gained exclusive rights to naming and calculation of the Dow method, and starts publishing the index as "the Nikkei Dow-Jones Stock Price Average". (May)
1982
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Dow-Jones 500 Stock Average, now known as the Nikkei 500 Stock Average. (January)
1985
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Over-the-Counter Stock Average, now the Nikkei JASDAQ Stock Average. (April)
  • Nikkei changed the name to the Nikkei Stock Average from the Nikkei Dow-Jones Stock Average after agreeing with US Dow-Jones & Company. (May)
  • Nikkei started the real-time calculation (every 1 minute) of the Nikkei Stock Average. (October)
1986
  • SIMEX, Singapore International Monetary Exchange (now known as SGX, Singapore Exchange) started the Nikkei Stock Average Futures trading. (September)
1988
  • The Osaka Securities Exchange, OSE started the Nikkei Stock Average Futures trading. (September)
1989
  • The OSE started the Nikkei Stock Average options trading. (June)
1990
  • CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange started Nikkei Stock Average Futures options trading. (September)
1993
1994
  • The OSE started the Nikkei 300 Futures and Option trading. (February)
  • CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange started the Nikkei 300 Option trading. (July)
1995
  • SIMEX started the Nikkei 300 Futures and Future options trading. (February)
2000
  • Nikkei conducted the changes in constituents for the first time based on the new selection rule. (April)
2001
  • The TSE and the OSE started trading the Exchange Trade Funds on the Nikkei Stock Average. (July)
2002
  • Nikkei changed the name to the Nikkei JASDAQ Stock Average from the Nikkei Over-the-Counter Stock Average to after obtaining consents by Japan Security Dealers Association, JSDA and Jasdaq Market Inc.. (October)
2005
2006
    The OSE started the Nikkei Stock Average Futures mini trading. (July)
2007
  • Nikkei separated the Electronic Media Bureau to form Nikkei Digital Media Inc. who succeeded the index operation including calculating the Nikkei indices from Nikkei. (January)
2009
  • Nikkei and TOCOM started to jointly manage the "Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index".(April)
2010
  • Nikkei established a new Index Business Office and started operating the index businesses mainly in place of Nikkei Digital Media Inc. (January)
  • Calculation intervals of the Nikkei Stock Average became every 15 seconds from 1 minute. (January)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Stock Average Dividend Point Index. (April)
  • The SGX started the Nikkei Stock Average Dividend Point Index Futures trading. (June)
  • The TSE started the Nikkei Stock Average Dividend Point Index Futures trading. (July)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index. (November)
  • TFX, Tokyo Financial Exchange Inc. started Exchange Equity Index Margin Contracts trading, targetted to Nikkei Stock Average. (November)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei China Related Stock 50. (December)
2011
2012
  • Nikkei started the real-time calculation (every 15 seconds) of the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index. (January)
  • The OSE started the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index Futures (Nikkei 225 VI Futures) trading. (February)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei 225 Total Return Index. (December)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei 225 VI Futures Index. (December)
  • Nikkei and TOCOM started calculating and publishing the "Nikkei-TOCOM Leveraged Index" and "Nikkei-TOCOM Inverse Index". (December)
2014
  • Nikkei, JPX Group and Tokyo Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing jointly developed index "JPX-Nikkei Index 400". (January)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei 225 Double Inverse Index. (June)
  • The OSE started the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 Futures (JPX-Nikkei 400 Futures) trading. (November)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei 225 Currency Hedged Indexes (US Dollar, Euro). (December)
2015
  • Nikkei, JPX Group and Tokyo Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing jointly developed index, "JPX-Nikkei 400 Currency Hedged Index"(US Dollar, Euro, British Pound). (January)
  • Nikkei, JPX Group and Tokyo Stock Exchange added Swiss Franc hedged index to the jointly developed index, "JPX-Nikkei 400 Currency Hedged Index". (May)
  • Nikkei, JPX Group and Tokyo Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing jointly developed index, "JPX-Nikkei 400 Leveraged and Inverse Index"(Leveraged (2x), Inverse (-1x), Double Inverse (-2x)). (August)
2016
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Asia300 Index based on the group of around 300 must-watch companies selected by Nikkei as “Asia300” from China/Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, India, and 6 countries from South East Asia. (December)
2017
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei 225 High Dividend Yield Stock 50 Index. (January)
  • Nikkei and Tokyo Stock Exchange started calculating and publishing jointly developed index "JPX-Nikkei Mid and Small Cap Index". (March)
  • Calculation intervals of the Nikkei Stock Average (Nikkei 225) became every 5 seconds from 15 seconds. (July)
  • Nikkei started calculating and publishing the Nikkei Asia300 Investable Index (USD, JPY) designed to be used as the underlying index for the financial products such as investment funds. (December)
2019
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