Every second person invests in the stock market

Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – Shares and funds are no longer a red flag for more and more savers in Germany. Almost half of the respondents (around 47 percent) stated in a survey by the comparison portal Verivox that they are currently investing money in the stock market.

In an earlier one Survey in October last year said this 35 percent, at the beginning of the corona pandemic in March 2020 it was still 30 Percent. Other surveys also confirm the upward trend.

However, according to the Verivox survey, very few investors have a realistic idea of ​​what can come out of an investment in the German share index in the long term. Not even one in three (around 30 percent) assess the return opportunities realistically and correctly locate the annual average return of a long-term Dax investment in the range between five and ten percent, Verivox noted . Almost 40 percent of the good 1000 respondents underestimate the potential over an investment period of 15 years, a quarter (well 25 percent) has no idea what a financial investment can yield on the stock exchange.

«Despite the ongoing stock market Booms still more than half of Germans completely forego lucrative investments on the stock exchange – probably also because many do not realistically assess the relationship between opportunities and risks, ”commented Oliver Maier, Managing Director of Verivox Finanzvergleich GmbH.

Also about the historical expansion of the leading index Dax from 30 to 40 members, who from next Monday (20. 9.) Attacks, according to the survey, many investors hardly know about it. Three out of four respondents (74, 7 percent) could not name a single one of the ten new DAX members shortly after the announcement of the promoters to the first stock market league at the beginning of September.

The Dax reform decided last year is now being implemented. New to the German share index from Monday: The Franco-German aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the chemicals dealer Brenntag, the cooking box supplier Hellofresh, the holding company Porsche, the sporting goods manufacturer Puma, the biotechnology and diagnostics company Qiagen, the pharmaceutical and laboratory supplier Sartorius, the medical technology group Siemens Healthineers , the flavor and fragrance manufacturer Symrise and the online fashion retailer Zalando.

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