For the Dax is gone in 2018, the bloodiest year since the international financial crisis of 2008 to the end of the year, the DAX lost more than 18 percent.

In the Dax are listed on the 30 largest stock corporations in Germany. Among the biggest losers are the papers of Deutsche Bank. A more expensive tag, falling revenues and uncertainty, pushed the price to new Record lows. When calculated over the year, the losses amounted to 56 percent. The chemical company Covestro lost almost 50 percent. The third place in the ranking of the losers, shares of the auto supplier Continental (around 46 percent) came in.

a few values, however, could win: The papers of Wirecard benefited from the global Boom of Online shopping and had a year plus of more than 40 percent. The specialist for electronic payments was first engaged in September in the leading index. On the last trading day of the year, the share was a plus to 4.32 per cent, again at the Dax-tip. The energy provider RWE gained through the reorganisation of its business by almost 12 percent. Shares of Adidas were up 9 percent.

stock prices suffered due to the political dispute

this Friday, the shortened last trading day of the year, the Dax climbed to 1.71 percent on 10.558 out of 96 points. Thus, a turbulent stock market year came to an end: Only a day earlier, the Index had marked, once again, a new low – the lowest level in more than two years. So he was far from the historical High of 13.596 points, had determined the stock exchange at the end of January.

In the course of the year, traditionally from the Export-dependent German companies were suffering under the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, and the disputes around the Brexit. Also in the budget dispute, the EU Commission, with Italy and worldwide growing concerns about the economy weighed on the stock market.

Also to go a little further, the MDax, which lists the 60 largest German companies, fell sharply: He lost this year, almost 18 percent. In the MDax, the share of the commerzb arrived broke strongest, they lost nearly 54 percent. Because of these losses, since the financial crisis, part nationalized money the house had lost after 30 years, even its place in the Dax. The biggest winners are the papers of the Laboratory equipment manufacturer Sartorius goods, with an increase of almost 37 percent.

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