The Germany 30
consists of the biggest companies traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The size of the listed company is determined by book value and market capitalisation. Currently, the index is dominated by financial (inc. insurance), automotive, healthcare and chemicals sectors. Its sheer size decrees that it is very dominant index in Europe, i.e. it can carry some influence over its counterparts in Europe.
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Germany is an integral part of the Eurozone as it has the largest economy in the Europe, but is also an export based economy which makes the index susceptible to sentiment surrounding its trading partners. Also, the dominance of the automotive, healthcare and chemical sectors means they should be watched closely as they may have the ability to lead the overall market. Furthermore, government policy has the ability to drive investor sentiment.
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