The DAX 30 is a blue chip stock market index consisting of the 30 major German companies trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This index represents 30 of the largest and most liquid German companies that trade on the Frankfurt Exchange.
Germany has long been a leading nation in Europe with its powerful manufacturing and global corporations which makes its top 30 companies in the DAX 30 very appealing to traders.
Trading the DAX 30 on PrimeXBT allows for traders to benefit from the rising and falling prices with both long and short trades, but also with advanced charting tools and technical indicators to improve trading results.
Margin trading on the DAX 30 means that the trader will use funds that are provided by PrimeXBT to open larger positions while only putting up a small part of the overall position. Essentially, margin trading improves trading results so that traders are able to realize larger profits on successful trades.
This initial investment is known as the margin, and it is closely related to the concept of leverage. In other words, margin trading accounts are used to create leveraged trading, and the leverage describes the ratio of borrowed funds to the margin. This can lead to higher earnings by the leverage for a successful trade, but the leverage also comes into play with unsuccessful trades.
For example, If a trader takes a long position of $2,000 on the DAX 30 and it rises by 10%, using 5x leverage the same rise becomes a 50% profit, or $1,000. A similar spot trade without leverage would result in only 10% profit, or $200.
Disclaimer: Margin trading also comes with inherent risks if the position moves against the trade. You should never utilize 100% leverage and never invest more than you can afford to lose.
The DAX 30 is Germany’s leading stock index, and tracks the top 30 largest and most liquid securities listed on the Frankfurt Exchange. The data used to calculate the DAX 30 comes via an electronic trading framework called Xetra, and DAX 30 is run by Deutsche Borse AG.
The DAX 30 is made up of many major German brands such as BMW, Merck and Deutsche Bank coming from a wide range of sectors. DAX stands for Deutscher Aktien Index or the German Stock Index.
The DAX 30 was launched on 30 December, 1987, and the index began with a base rate of 1,000. The DAX’s all time high was reached on 23 January, 2018, at a closing level of 13,559.60, more than 13 times its original opening level over 30 years previously.
There are two versions of the DAX 30, one called the performance index measures total returns with dividends, and the price index which only measures the price of the fund without any consideration to profits received from dividends.
The DAX 30 consists of securities from a number of diverse areas of the German economy. These include clothing, insurance, chemical, pharmaceuticals, energy, fintech and electronics, with the DAX 30 representing the largest companies listed on the Frankfurt Exchange.
Global brands and institutions are included within the DAX 30, and these include Adidas, Allianz, Bayer, Deutsche Lufthansa, Siemens, Volkswagen, Daimler and global semiconductor giant, Infineon Technologies.
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The Frankfurt Exchange is one of the largest and most well-known stock exchanges in the world with its unofficial founding date being in the year 1585. Frankfurt has long been a powerhouse of global finance, while German itself has one of the strongest economies in Europe, if not the world.
Although the size of the DAX 30 basket is comparatively small at just 30 stocks, the calibre of these 30 is undeniable with many multi-billion dollar giants being included. While much of Europe has carefully transitioned throughout the introduction of the European Union, Germany has fared particularly well and investment into the German economy is a popular choice for many traders.
The DAX 30 is a market capitalization-weighted index, which means that larger companies by overall market value contribute a greater amount to the value of the index. The total amount is then divided using a divisor in order to make the reporting and analysis of the index more manageable.
The DAX 30’s value is calculated by combining each of the baskets of securities’ total number of outstanding shares by the last sale price of each. Following this each stock is weighted according to its size in relation to the rest of the basket.
The DAX 30 is a stock index rather than a single company stock which means that the growth of the index is pushed along by 30 major companies. For traders, this means the risk is mitigated as one company’s poor performance won’t impact the index too much, and when there is a growth in macroeconomic factors, most of the top companies will benefit together.
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