ETF Investors Buy Germany Post Coalition Agreement

ETFs tracking Germany's DAX index saw big inflows in February. But some worry the economy may be overheating

David Brenchley 13 March, 2018 | 9:22AM

Alexanderplatz station, berlin, german equities, angela merkel

2017 saw a dramatic about-turn in sentiment towards Europe. Fears concerning populist politics at the beginning of the year were quashed; first by Emmanuel Macron’s French election victory, and then by market- and EU-friendly votes in the Netherlands and Austria.

But the German election threw up fresh concerns as incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel won the most votes in October’s election, but not enough to form a government. The far-right AfD won more of the vote than expected, making them the third largest party in the Bundestag.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Allianz SE163.42 EUR0.84
Basf SE52.17 EUR0.00
Bayer AG42.40 EUR0.00
Daimler AG48.28 EUR0.00
Deutsche Boerse AG137.85 EUR0.00
European Opportunities Trust702.00 GBX0.43
Grenke AG34.72 EUR0.00
SAP SE125.48 EUR0.00
Siemens AG109.36 EUR0.00
Wirecard AG0.61 EUR0.00

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