German DAX Index (GDAXI)

Wall Street Journal  Oct 10  Comment 
Global equity markets are in turmoil, and Germany is feeling the strain. Frankfurt’s DAX index slid 2.4% Friday to a one-year low of 8788.81.  Oct 8  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - European stocks fell further Wednesday, extending steep recent losses amid mounting concerns about the global economy. Stocks ran higher earlier this year despite headwinds in Europe and elsewhere, but traders have grown...
MarketWatch  Oct 8  Comment 
German stocks continue to fall after lackluster economic data, with the DAX 30 index closing at its lowest level since late October last year.
The Economic Times  Oct 7  Comment 
In Paris, the CAC 40 tumbled 1.81 per cent to 4,209.14 points, while Frankfurt's DAX index slumped 1.34 per cent to 9,086.21 points.
Benzinga  Oct 6  Comment 
The German DAX indices recently new all-time highs, and Traders’ Leadership Council Managing Director Malte Kaub joined Benzinga’s #PreMarket Prep this week to talk about the movements. The German market is part of what’s driving the...
The Economic Times  Oct 6  Comment 
German equities led the gains, with the DAX index up 1.3 per cent. The Frankfurt bourse, closed on Friday for a public holiday, played catch up.
Wall Street Journal  Sep 26  Comment 
Hit by a slump in the shares of Allianz—of which Pimco is a unit—on news of Bill Gross's departure, the DAX was the only major European index to end the week down.
The Economic Times  Sep 19  Comment 
In Paris, the CAC 40 slipped 0.08% to 4,461.22 points, while Frankfurt's DAX index ended unchanged, edging up 0.01% to 9,799.26 points.
MarketWatch  Sep 9  Comment 
Germany’s DAX 30 index breaks seven-day winning streak on Tuesday, with shares of Deutsche Lufthansa and Munich Reinsurance Company pulling the benchmark lower.


The Deutscher Aktien Index, or DAX 30 for short, is the blue chip market index for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It follows the top 30 german stocks on the electronic Xetra system that is used on the exchange.

Weighting and Calculation

The DAX indices are all calculated using capitalization weighted index using the total return Laspeyres index for calculations[1].

DAX Indices are weighted by shares.

  • The formula is:

Current index = Current total market cap of constituents × Previous Value / Previous Period

In comparison, the Shanghai SSE indices use the Paasche weighted composite price index formula[2]. This means that the index bases its calculations on its previous period for its calculations as compared to the Shanghai Composite Index, which bases it on the base period.

The Base date for the index is 30 December, 1987 and it was started from a base value of 1,000. The Xetra system calculates the index after every 1 minute.[3]

For more information, go to how stock indices work


The index sample of the DAX is selected according to the following six criteria[4]:

  • generally a company needs to be listed for at least three years prior to the inclusion of its stock in the DAX;
  • the free-floating capital must at least reach 15%;
  • turnover;
  • market capitalization;
  • availability of early opening prices, and
  • branch representativeness for the German economy.


As of March 2009, the DAX lists the following companies[5]:


  1. DAX Calculations
  2. Paasche and Laspeyres price indices
  3. DAX description
  4. DAX Description
  5. DAX Constituents
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