Why Germany’s Blue Chips Are Best For Long-Term Investment

Germany is the largest economy in Europe and the country’s blue chips are also some of the top dividend payers in the continent. Unlike other indices, the benchmark DAX Index is a total-return index and higher dividend payouts tend to further increase returns. Below is a quote from one my article back in 2014: In …

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Germany CDAX Index Performance From 1930 To 1950

The German equity market soared from 1931 and continued to rise when Hitler started the Blitzkrieg. The market was closed in Aug, 1944 and remained closed until mid 1948. When it opened it took a straight plunge. The following chart shows the performance of the CDAX Index from 1930 to 1950: Click to enlarge Source: Stock …

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Continental AG ADR Ratio Change and Stock Distribution

Germany-based tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG’s ADR(CTTAY) had a ratio change recently resulting in a 2 for 1 stock split for ADS holders. CTTAY closed at $32.35 on Oct 29 and opened at $16.13 on Oct 30 before ending the day at $16.33. The depository’s announcement on the ratio change is listed below. The …

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A Note on the Performance of DAX Index

Germany’s DAX Index is down by 10.8% year-to-date. It is one of the worst performers among the major developed world indices. Click to enlarge   Source: Yahoo Finance Over the past five years also the index has swung between a narrow range as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance As …

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