CDAX Index components | values (DE0008469602)
The CDAX (short for Composite DAX) was introduced on September 17, 1993 by the Deutsche Börse AG as an additional index to the well-known German stock index (DAX). While the DAX includes only 30 standard values, a small but significant number of shares, the CDAX includes all German stocks listed in the General Standard and Prime Standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Foreign stocks such as Qiagen or Airbus are not included in the CDAX. It is calculated by the Deutsche Börse as a performance index and as a price index. The calculation is based on a starting point of December 30, 1987 and a value of 100 points. There are historical stock prices, so the price index can be traced back to 1970.
WHAT IS THE CDAX INDEX?
The CDAX is a stock index that reflects the price development of the 110 largest companies in Germany. It is a combination of the DAX, MDAX and TecDAX, with the DAX representing the 30 largest companies in Germany, the MDAX representing medium-sized companies, and the TecDAX focusing on technology companies.
The CDAX is calculated as a performance index, which means that the dividends paid out by the companies to their shareholders are reinvested. The weighting of the companies in the CDAX is based on their market capitalization and the so-called "free float", i.e. the proportion of shares that are freely tradable.
The CDAX is calculated and published by the Deutsche Börse and can be used as an indicator of the general development of the German stock market.