The Nikkei index
finished lower for the third straight session Wednesday, with market sentiment soured by caution over the U.
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Japanese shares closed sharply higher yesterday ahead of a three-day weekend, with the benchmark Nikkei index
surpassing 16,000 points for the first time in a week, led by exporters due to a softer yen.
The key Nikkei index
closed below 17,500 for the first time since last Friday, when it ended at 17,431.
The fear reverberated to the Japanese stock market, where the main Nikkei index
fell more than 1 percent early today.
A swap into an index fund - a custom-tailored basket of securities traded over-the-counter or a standard index such as the Standard and Poor's 500, the S&P 100 or an international index such as the Nikkei index
As the Nikkei index
vacillates and bank assets deteriorate, Japan needs to take a close look at the fundamentals of its financial system.
the publisher of Japan's most influential business newspaper, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and renowned for the Nikkei Index
Tokyo stocks advanced Tuesday, lifting the Nikkei index
to a new one-month high as the capital's victory in its bid to host the 2020 Olympics and the country's strong growth data added to expectations of Japan making a solid economic recovery.
Johnson believes while it is likely that Japan's Nikkei Index
bottomed in early 2003, down at that point by approximately 80 percent from its late 1989 highs, the country's economy continues to show more economic volatility than some of its Asian neighbors.
Tokyo stocks were almost flat early Thursday morning amid caution against market overheating after the Nikkei index
surged over 560 points in the last three sessions.
Whether or not one believes Japan has truly hit bottom and the present appreciation in the Nikkei index
reflects its underlying fundamentals, it is important to recognize Japan's underlying potential, the changes taking place and the opportunities that they offer.