Invest in the Nikkei 225

Find out what the Nikkei 225 is and how you can invest in it.

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The Nikkei 225 is a stock index for the Tokyo Stock Exchange which tracks 225 companies. It is a price-weighted index, which means it’s an average of the share prices of the companies listed. Find out some of the stocks on the Nikkei 225 and how you can invest in it.

What stocks are on the Nikkei 225?

Some of the stocks on the Nikkei 225 include:

Nissan Motor Co.NSANY
Toyota Motor Corp.TM
Mazda Motor Corp.MZDAY

How to invest in the Nikkei

You can’t invest in the Nikkei 225 directly, unless you want to buy shares in all 225 companies, which would be a pricey and long winded way of getting exposure. An easier way to get exposure to it is with an exchange-traded fund (ETF).

ETFs are basically a collection of stocks – they’re designed to reflect an underlying index. In this case, the Nikkei 225.

Nikkei ETFs

  • iShares Nikkei 225 UCITS ETF
  • Xtrackers Nikkei 225 UCITS ETF 1D (GBP)
  • MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index ETF
  • Daiwa ETF Nikkei 225.

You need to have an account open with a share trading platform that lets you trade international stocks. You’ll also need to consider the exchange rate between the pound and the yen.

Compare Nikkei trading platforms

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
eToro Free Stocks
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $50.
IG Share Dealing
UK: £8
US: £10
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
UK: £3
US: £0
EU: 0.1% (min €10)
Get 0% commission on US shares when you make 3+ trades in the previous month.
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Finder Award
Receive a free share worth up to £100 when you deposit £50 within 30 days into your account. T&Cs apply.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£5.99 (plus 1 free trade each month)
£9.99 per month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. Capital at risk.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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