What is the DAX 30?

The DAX 30 is a blue chip* stock market index representing Germany’s 30 largest and best-performing companies that trade on the Frankfurt Exchange.

*A blue chip corporation boasts a nation-wide reputation for premium quality, reliability, and the ability to remain profitable in both good and bad economic conditions.

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Which Companies Are in the Dax 30?

As you can tell by the name of the index, there are 30 companies involved. Which are they? The table below provides a detailed overview of all the companies, including the industry group they belong to, the index weighting, and the number of employees they have.

Company Industry Group Index Weighting (%) Employees
Adidas Clothing 3.44 60,617
Allianz Insurance 7.84 140,253
BASF Chemicals 8.30 113,830
Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals 8.95 115,200
Beiersdorf Consumer Goods and Chemicals 0.88 17,659
BMW Manufacturing 2.71 124,729
Commerzbank Banking 0.91 51,305
Continental Manufacturing 2.16 220,000
Daimler Manufacturing 7.18 282,488
Deutsche Bank Banking 2.49 99,744
Deutsche Börse Securities 1.37 5,283
Deutsche Lufthansa Transport Aviation 0.73 123,287
Deutsche Post Logistics 3.01 508,036
Deutsche Telekom Communications 5.16 218,341
E.ON Energy 1.40 56,490
Fresenius Medical 3.07 232,873
Fresenius Medical Care Medical 1.69 109,319
HeidelbergCement Building 1.34 60,000
Henkel Consumer Goods and Chemicals 2.14 49,450
Infineon Technologies Semiconductors 2.05 36,299
Linde Industrial Gases 2.90 64,538
Merck Pharmaceuticals 1.36 49,613
Munich Re Insurance 2.86 43,428
ProSiebenSat.1 Media Media 0.92 6,054
RWE Energy 0.73 59,762
SAP Software 8.91 84,183
Siemens Industrial, Electronics 10.46 364,000
ThyssenKrupp Industrial, Manufacturing 1.05 156,487
Volkswagen Group Manufacturing 2.57 626,715
Vonovia Real Estate 1.43 7,437

Source: Wikipedia, as of March 2017

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Some Things You Should Know About the Dax 30

• The Base Date for DAX is 30 December, 1987 starting with a base level of 1,000 points.

• DAX is one of the world’s most popular underlyings.

• What makes DAX unique is that it is calculated as a performance index.

• There is a significant difference between DAX 30 and other indices, e.g., FTSE 100, CAC 40 – DAX 30 includes dividends in the calculations as the return reported is the total-return.

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