123 days ago • Posted by William Ramstein

Nikkei 225 hits new heights

All sorts of investors are pilling into the exchange as GDP growth figures spur demand for more. Reasonable valuations compared to the bubble era and improved profits also contribute to the surge. Japan sees a lot of foreign buyers on the exchange. The two highest-weighted stocks, Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing Co. and SoftBank Group Corp., make up almost 19% of the gauge and as such have an outsized impact on its movements. Source: Bloomberg