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Deutsche Börse Spotlight

Deutsche Börse Spotlight

... prepares for you current topics in a multimedia-based format. Here you can find informational pieces, interviews, lists of useful links, infographics etc. as well as pod and videocasts on exchange and financial market activities.

DAX – benchmark and barometer for the German economy


DAX, the best known German stock exchange barometer, measures the performance of the 30 largest and most liquid companies on the German stock market. It represents around 80 percent of the market capitalisation of listed stock corporations in Germany.

The first day on the stock exchange

Most people recognise the image of the CEO of a company ceremonially ringing the stock exchange bell on the trading floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. With the first pricing official trading starts for the company on the stock exchange. But how is this first listing price determined? And what role does the stock exchange play in the process?

Protection in extreme situations

The volatility interruption is one of the most important protective mechanisms in Xetra trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It ensures that exchange trading runs smoothly even in extreme market conditions. Learn more about how it works, what triggers it and what other protective mechanisms exist along the entire trading process chain.

Sustainable finance


Climate change, migration, progressing digitalisation: these current global challenges require sustainable development – also from capital markets. Which aspects are key for sustainable finance? What type of framework and structures are needed? And which initiatives are driving the subject?

That's what's behind block chaining and distributed ledger technology

How new technology can revolutionise the financial sector.

ETFs: easy, transparent, flexible


Exchange traded funds, or ETFs for short, are among the most successful stock exchange products of recent decades. And that despite still being relatively new. The first ETFs in Europe were admitted to Deutsche Börse's Xetra trading in April 2000. Since then the market has grown tremendously.

Central Clearing – stability for financial markets

Clearing houses such as Eurex Clearing reduce risk in securities trading. They guarantee that trades will be completed, regardless of whether the buyer cannot pay or the seller cannot deliver the securities. Clearly defined risk management is the key to this.

What does Brexit mean for financial markets?


24 June 2016, the day after the UK’s historic Brexit referendum, saw Europe’s financial market legislation and supervisory framework severely tested. The high volatility and volume levels on this day highlighted just how important a functioning market infrastructure really is.