About the Deutsche Börse XETRA
XETRA is an electronic trading venue on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange – and exchange operated by Deutsche Börse AG. It is one of the largest markets in Europe, an in 2015 handled 90% of all trading activity on German exchanges. XETRA stands for eXchange Electronic TRAding, and it facilitates trading in 200 locations from 16 European countries.
On this page, you’ll find a list of the Deutsche Börse XETRA companies, relevant indices that track the exchange, information about its history, and the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
Depending on which institution you want to look at, the history of the Deutsche Börse XETRA stretches back centuries. Although the Deutsche Börse was only founded in 1992, and the XETRA trading platform in 1997, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (of which the XETRA is a trading venue) was established all the way back in 1585.
Over the centuries, Frankfurt remained an economic hub, with the Frankfurt Exchange being one of Europe’s most influential. However, it only became the largest exchange in Germany after the Second World War in 1949. From this point on, the exchange cemented its place in the German economy, ultimately culminating in the foundation of Deutsche Börse AG in 1992 as a marketplace organiser based in Frankfurt and trading through the Frankfurt Exchange.
The XETRA platform officially went live in 1997, and from this point grew and was adopted by other exchanges around the world – such as the Vienna Stock Exchange (1999), Prague Stock Exchange (2012), and the Zagreb Stock Exchange (2017). Today Deutsche Börse XETRA is one of the world’s leading trading platforms, and has a 75% share in stock and ETF trading.
There are many indices that follow the performance of the Deutsche Börse XETRA, with some of the most notable being:
- DAXplus Strategy Indices
- DAXglobal Indices
More than 750 German and international shares can be traded on XETRA, including the German blue chips from the DAX, MDAX, SDAX and TecDAX and stocks from the European indices EURO STOXX 50 and STOXX Europe 50.