INDICES

WHAT ARE INDICES?

An index groups multiple companies’ share prices together. An index is usually made up of that are listed together on the same exchange.

Investors trade indices for the same reasons as they trade shares, hoping to profit from their growth but with the additional advantage of the diversity they add to a portfolio. When you trade an index you are trading multiple companies across multiple industries.

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There 30 companies that make up the German DAX index

Including, at the time of writing, the carmaker Volkswagen, the sporting goods company Adidas, the airline Deutsche Lufthansa, and the pharmaceutical company Bayer, and the insurance and financial company Allianz.

The companies in DAX are the 30 most valuable companies listed on the German Deutsche Boerse stock exchange. Trading the DAX gives an investor more diversity than investing in a single company

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