Tokyo Stock Market Drops: Notable Performers and Market Statistics

Summary

  • On Thursday, Japan’s stock market declined, with noticeable losses in various sectors.
  • The decline resulted in a 0.42% drop in the Tokyo stock market index.
  • Notable performers of the day included DIC Corp, Unitika, Ltd., and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd.
  • On the other side, Trend Micro Inc., Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., and Nippon Yusen K.K suffered losses.
  • The volatility measure of Nikkei 225 options rose by 0.78% to 16.90.
  • Crude oil, Brent oil, and Gold Futures showed minor changes.
  • USD/JPY and EUR/JPY declined by 0.45% and 0.44% respectively, similarly, the US Dollar Index Futures also dropped by 0.10% to100.55.

Japan Stocks Decline

After the market ended on Thursday, Japan’s stocks took a hit as losses were seen in several sectors, bringing shares down. The Tokyo-based index experienced a decrease of 0.42% at the close.

Best and Worst Performers

Top performers during the session included companies like DIC Corp which escalated by 5.42%, and Unitika, Ltd. which gained a 2.96% increase. Alongside them, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. reported an upturn of 2.66%.

On the other hand, companies like Trend Micro Inc. saw a substantial fall of 6.18% , Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. went down by 3.92%, and Nippon Yusen K.K reported a decrease of 3.46% respectively.

Stock Market Performances

In the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the number of rising stocks surpassed the declining ones, and some stocks ended the day unchanged. The volatility of Nikkei 225 options increased, adding 0.78% and reaching 16.90.

Changes in Commodities and Currencies

Crude oil marked a decrement for February’s delivery by 0.03% while Brent oil for March’s delivery noted an increment by 0.03%. Along with these, the February Gold Futures contract saw a slight increase of 0.09%. Currencies like USD/JPY went down by 0.45% while EUR/JPY fell by 0.44%. The US Dollar Index Futures also marked a decrease of 0.10%.

All these changes in the Japanese stock market and international commodities could cause a significant impact on forex trading and influence investment decisions in various assets.

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