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Market Commentary  27774
March, 2018 Data:

Part 1: SUMMARY RETURNS & RANK
Last Month                                 0.5%         Rank: 5 out of 23
Last Year  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12.6%       Rank: 6 out of 23
Last 5 Years                              71.7%       Rank: 3 out of 23
Last 10 Years . . . . . . . . . . . .   70.0%        Rank: 14 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 0.5% in the last month. With
that return, the Nikkei 225 Index was ranked 5th 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 March of 2018, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 5 with a return of 0.52%.
The top ranked index during March was the Dow Utility Index, with a return of
3.03%. The worst performing index during that period was the NASDAQ 100
Index with a return of -4.32%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during March was -1.32%. The
average return for the indexes during the month was -1.01%.

Last Year:
During the last 12 months, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 6 with a return of 13%.
The top ranked index during the last year was the Hang Seng Index, with a
return of 23%. The worst performing index during that period was the FTSE 100
Index with a return of -4%.
The median return for the indexes during this period was 10%. The average
return for all stock market indexes over the year was 8%.

Last 5 Years:
Over the 5 years ended March of 2018,  the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 3 with a
return of 72%. The top ranked index during the 5 year period was the NASDAQ
100 Index, with a return of 129%. The worst performing index during that period
was the Straits Times Stock Index with a return of 3%.
The median return for all stock market indexes during this time period was 60%.
The average return for the indexes over the 5 years was 51%.

Last 10 Years:
During the 10 years ended March of 2018, the Nikkei 225 had a rank of 14 with
a return of 70%. The top ranked index during the period was the NASDAQ 100
Index, with a return of 262%. The worst performing index during the 10 year
time period was the CAC 40 Index with a return of 6%.
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 81%.

All calculations are based on the monthly market close for each index, excluding
dividends.
























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Nikkei 225 Index: Annual Returns
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
Year
Percent
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
25.1
38.8
35.6
15.9
24.9
-10.7
-25.5
-29.4
29.7
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
-4.8
-7.0
13.7
-17.6
-22.3
28.7
-17.1
-28.2
-18.7
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
16.8
11.4
43.8
7.5
-8.3
-42.2
17.3
-3.0
-17.3
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
22.9
56.7
7.1
9.1
0.4
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.  
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Stock Market Performance Ranking: Nikkei 225 Index
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1995
2000
2005
2010
2015
'20
1990