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The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside)
The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (outside)
The DAX chart (inside)
The DAX chart (inside)

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange (German: FWB® Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) is a stock exchange located in Frankfurt, Germany. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (896x600, 262 KB) From w:de:Bild:Boerse Frankfurt front. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (896x600, 262 KB) From w:de:Bild:Boerse Frankfurt front. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x562, 377 KB) Summary Stock exchange of Frankfurt/main in Germany. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x562, 377 KB) Summary Stock exchange of Frankfurt/main in Germany. ... DAX chart in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange DAX (abbreviated from Deutscher Aktienindex) is a Blue Chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ... Skyline of Frankfurt (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ...


The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the biggest and most efficient exchange places in the world. It is owned and operated by Deutsche Börse, which also owns the European futures exchange Eurex and clearing company Clearstream. Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ... A futures exchange, or futures and options exchange is a corporation or mutual organization which provides the facilities to trade derivatives such as futures contracts and options. ... Eurex is an European derivatives exchange market. ... Clearstream Banking S.A. (CB) is the clearing division of Deutsche Börse, based in Luxembourg. ...


The Frankfurt Stock Exchange has over 90 percent of turnover in the German market and a big share in the European market. Here the Frankfurt Stock Exchange floor trading looses, but in fast developing and expanding electronic trading (Xetra trading system) the FSE gains in European and international trade: partner-exchanges adopted the Xetra (trading system) (as the Vienna Stock Exchange in 1999, the Irish Stock Exchange in 2000 and the Budapest Stock Exchange in 2003); consolidation continues. Xetra (Exchange Electronic Trading) is a worldwide electronic securities trading system based in Germany. ... Xetra (Exchange Electronic Trading) is a worldwide electronic securities trading system based in Germany. ... The Vienna Stock Exchange (VSX) (German Wiener Börse AG) is a stock exchange in Vienna, Austria and one of the most established exchanges in Eastern- and Southeastern Europe. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) is Irelands stock exchange and can trace its history to 1793. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Budapest Stock Exchange is a relatively new stock exchange headquartered in Budapest, capital of Hungary. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Mainly through Xetra, the German stock market was opened to foreign investors and market participants. About 47% of the 300 market participants in Frankfurt come from abroad.


The trading index (indicies) in Frankfurt are DAX, DAXplus, CDAX, DivDAX, LDAX, MDAX, SDAX, TecDAX, VDAX and EuroStoxx 50. DAX chart in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange DAX (abbreviated from Deutscher Aktienindex) is a Blue Chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ... The MDAX stock index includes the 50 Prime Standard shares from classic sectors that, in terms of order book volume and market capitalization, rank immediately below the companies included in the DAX index. ... The SDAX is the selection index for 50 smaller companies in Germany, so-called small caps, that in terms of order book volume and market capitalization rank directly below the MDAX shares. ... This stock index tracks the performance of 30 largest German companies from the technology sector. ... The VDAX-NEW Index expresses the variation margin – the implied volatility – of the DAX anticipated on the derivatives market. ... Euro Stoxx 50 is a European blue-chip stock index and includes the 50 leading shares from the Eurozone. ...

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History

The origins of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange go back to the 9th century and a free letter by Emperor Louis the German to hold free trade fairs. By the 16th century Frankfurt developed into a wealthy and busy city with an economy based on trade and financial services. As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was that century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... An emperor is a (male) monarch, usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. ... Louis the German (also known as Louis II or Louis the Bavarian) (804 - August 28, 876), the third son of the emperor Louis the Pious and his first wife, Ermengarde of Hesbaye, was the king of Bavaria from 817, when his father partitioned the empire, and king of East Francia...


In 1585 a bourse was established to set up fixed currency exchange rates. During the following centuries Frankfurt developed into one of the world's first stock exchanges - next to London and Paris. Bankers like Mayer Amschel Rothschild and Max Warburg had substantial influence in Frankfurt's financial trade. 1585 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... , The Eiffel Tower, the tallest structure in Paris, is an international symbol of the city. ... For other uses, see Bank (disambiguation). ... Mayer Amschel Rothschild, born Mayer Amschel Bauer on February 23, 1744 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany – died there on September 19, 1812 was the founder of the Rothschild family banking empire that would become one of the most successful business families in history. ... Max Warburg (1867-1946) was a German banker and was, from 1910 till 1938, director of M. M. Warburg & Co. ...


In 1874 Frankfurt Stock Exchange moved into its new building at Börsenplatz. 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


It was only in 1949 after World War II that the Frankfurt Stock Exchange finally established as the leading stock exchange in Germany with consequently incoming national and internatinal investments. 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead:17 million Civilian dead:33 million Total dead:50 million Military dead:8 million Civilian dead:4 million Total dead:12 million World War II...


During the 1990s the Frankfurt Stock Exchange was also bourse for the Neuer Markt (German for New Market) as part of the world wide dot-com boom. The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


In 1993 the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) became Deutsche Börse AG, operating businesses for the exchange. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


From the early 1960s onwards the Frankfurt Stock Exchange took advantage of the close by Bundesbank which effectively decided on financial policies in Europe until the introduction of the Euro in 2002. Since then the exchange profits from the presence of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany and a part of the European System of Central Banks. ... The euro (plural euro, symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the official currency of the European Union and single currency for over 300 million Europeans in the following twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain; collectively also known as... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... The ECB building in Frankfurt The European Central Bank (ECB) (French: Banque Centrale Europeénne, German: Europäische Zentralbank) The ECB is one of the worlds largest central banks, being in charge of fiscal and monetary policy for the European Unions official currency, the euro, which is - to... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ...


In 2002 and 2004 Deutsche Börse was in advanced negotiations to take over London Stock Exchange, which were broken off twice. For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...


Today, with a total turn over of Euro 5.200 Billion the Frankfurt Stock Exchange strenghtens its position as the world's 3rd largest trade-place for stocks and the world's 6th largest by market capitalization. Market capitalization, often abbreviated to market cap, is a business term that refers to the aggregate value of a firms outstanding common shares. ...


See also

This is a list of banks in Germany; see also: (Association of German banks) Europes financial center in Frankfurt am Main is home to the €uro and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, as well as base of operations for various financial institutions: // central banks Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt European Central Bank...

Further reading

  • The Euro Needs a Single European Financial Market
  • Financial Market Integration in a Wider European Union
  • International financial centres: rivals or partner?
  • Assessment on Frankfurt's failed take-over of LSE

External links

  • Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • European Capital Markets Institute, Brussels
  • Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), Brussels
  • Bank for International Settlements, Basel

  • Börse N24.de
  • Börse.de
  • Börse-Online.de
  • Euroland.com


DAX companies of Germany

adidas-Salomon | Allianz | Altana | BASF | Bayer | BMW | Commerzbank | Continental | DaimlerChrysler | Deutsche Bank | Deutsche Börse | Deutsche Post | Deutsche Telekom | E.ON | Fresenius | Henkel | Hypo Real Estate | Infineon Technologies | Linde | Lufthansa | MAN | METRO | Munich Re | RWE | SAP | Schering | Siemens | ThyssenKrupp | TUI | Volkswagen DAX chart in the Frankfurt Stock Exchange DAX (abbreviated from Deutscher Aktienindex) is a Blue Chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. ... Adidas is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas-Salomon corporation. ... Allianz AG, (NYSE: AZ) is one of the worlds largest financial services providers headquartered in Munich, Germany. ... Altana AG (NYSE: AAA) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company based in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe. ... BASF-Hochhaus Position in Germany BASF AG (NYSE: BF) is a German chemical company. ... Bayers logo: the Bayer cross Bayer AG (German pronunciation BYE-er, in US usually pronounced BAY-er) (TYO: 4863) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863. ... BMW AG (an abbreviation of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or in English, Bavarian Motor Works), is a German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... Commerzbank AG (DAX: CBK) is the second-largest bank in Germany (after Deutsche Bank) and headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. ... Continental AG is a manufacturer of tires, brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, and other automobile parts, based in Hanover, Germany. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (FWB:DCX, NYSE: DCX, TYO: 7663 ), headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg and Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Services). ... Deutsche Bank AG NYSE: DB (German for German Bank) is a multinational bank operating worldwide and employing almost 64,000 people (Dec. ... Deutsche Börse Group LSE: DHE is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. ... Deutsche Post Logo Deutsche Post AG is a German logistics, post and courier business seated in Bonn. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... E.ON AG (NYSE: EON)(LSE: EON) is a German energy company, one of the 30 members of the DAX index of major German companies. ... Fresenius AG is a health care company group with approximately 70. ... The Henkel Group is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. ... Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE: IFX) was founded in April 1999 when the semiconductor operations of parent company, Siemens AG, were spun off to form a separate legal entity. ... Linde AG is an international company with three principle activity areas: industrial gases, plant engineering, and materials handling, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany. ... It has been suggested that Miles and More be merged into this article or section. ... MAN AG is a German manufacturer (engineering works) and marketer of commercial vehicles, industrial services, printing systems, diesel and gas engines, and turbomachines. ... METRO AG is a diversified retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Germany. ... Headquarters in Munich Munich Re, in German Münchener Rück, is the worlds largest reinsurance company based in Munich, Germany. ... RWE AG, until 1990 named Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk AG, is a German public utility and electric power company based in Essen. ... SAP AG (FWB:SAP, NYSE: SAP) is the largest European software enterprise, headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. ... Schering Aktiengesellschaft was founded in 1851 and is a research-centered pharmaceutical company, employing more than 26. ... Siemens AG (FWB:SIE, NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ... German industrial company ThyssenKrupp AG, with about 200,000 employees, mainly operates in the steel industry, but also in the automotive, industrial construction, and shipbuilding areas, as well as manufacturing lifts and providing other technologies and services. ... TUI AG (Touristik Union International) is a German based company. ... Volkswagen (pronounced folksvagen; meaning: peoples car; also known as VW or V-Dub) is an automobile manufacturer based in Wolfsburg, Germany in the State of Lower Saxony. ...


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