Three Ways to Invest in Germany

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Germany is the best place to invest capital in Europe.The site Invest In Germany provides the following ten reasons to choose Germany:

1.The German Economy is the largest in Europe and the 3rd largest in the world.

2.Germany was the number exporter in 2007.

3.Has one of the productivity rates in the world.

4.Has an excellent workforce with a 84%of population trained to university level education.

5.Germany is Europe’s #1 country for Innovation.Spends EUR 5B each year on research.

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6. Has World-Class infrastructure and is the #1 logistics market in Europe.

7.Attracts high Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) with many incentives.

8. Has reduced corporate tax levels.

9.Highly developed legal system and institutions.

10.Offers Excellent quality of life.

Given the above reasons, the German stock market has fallen significantly in recent months. However for long-term investors excellent companies are now trading at cheap prices. There many ways to invest in Germany. The easiest ways are via 2 ETFs and a Closed-End Fund.

1. iShares MSCI Germany Index (EWG) has total assets $601M and an yield of 7.07%. Year-to-Date EWG is down about 30%.

2.NETS DAX Index (DAX) is a tiny ETF with just $4M in assets. “The fund uses a representative sampling strategy in seeking to track DAX index, which consists of the 30 largest and most actively traded companies listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.”

3. The New Germany Fund Inc. (GF) is a closed-end fund with $180M in assets and a yield of 1.63%.

If you are interested in individual stocks, go to Germany ADR Stocks List !! .

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