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Financial market know-how

Financial market know-how

Deutsche Börse Group is one of the largest exchange organisations worldwide. It organises markets that provide integrity, transparency and security for investors wishing to invest capital and for companies wishing to raise capital. On these markets, professional traders buy and sell shares, derivatives and other financial instruments in accordance with clear rules and under strict supervision. Deutsche Börse Group’s services and systems ensure that these markets operate in an orderly manner and all participants have equal opportunities – worldwide.

In our series “Financial market know-how” we provide you with objective and reliable figures, data and background information on issues of topical interest in the financial markets.

Current Issues

Financial education

Many people lack economic literacy – how can Deutsche Börse support them?

What benefits will a Capital Markets Union bring?

How does it provide easier and safer access to capital for the real economy and growing companies in Europe?

Low interest? No, thanks!

How to avoid poverty in old age through targeted asset accumulation.


Market data – how they are generated and used

We live in a data age. But what exactly are market data, how are they created, why are they important and for whom? Discover more on their relevance for the financial market and the economy.

CSDs – reliable recording and safekeeping


Providing efficient and reliable recording and safekeeping of cash and securities: central securities depositories (CSDs) make it possible. Read here how CSDs ensure seamless post-trading.

Derivatives – protection against price and rate fluctuations

Futures, options and the like. What exactly is behind these financial products and why are they traded? Everything you need to know about derivatives is now available in “Deutsche Börse up to date”.