IndicesDifferentiated indices for issuers and investors

Changes to the DAX methodology

Deutsche Börse will apply new index rules to be effective as of 25 February 2021. Further information can be found here:

Indices group various securities according to defined criteria, such as the market capitalisation of the respective company and exchange turnover in the security, membership of a market or sector – and track how these groups then perform in the capital markets. The indices thus enable comparison between the trend for a particular security and the performance of the relevant reference group. As such, companies are charted within their peer group, enabling investors to make more targeted investment decisions.

Deusche Börse offers an innovative selection of indices and index solutions. Deutsche Börse AG makes the decisions regarding the calculation and compilation of equity indices together with the Working Committee for Equity Indices.

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Selection indices

DAX®, MDAX®, TecDAX® and SDAX® are Deutsche Börse selection indices. Criteria for inclusion in the selection indices are set out in the Guide to the DAX Equity Indices, which also includes a listing on the Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 

In the form of GEX®, Deutsche Börse has defined the criterion of the founder-managed or owner-run company as the basis for an index. GEX® is the indicator for the stock market performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The DAXplus® Family 30 tracks founder-dominated companies. This “family index” contains the 30 largest family-managed firms by market capitalisation.

The most important selection indices:

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