Frankfurt Stock Exchange Celebrates Equity Day!

Frankfurt Main Finance Member, Deutsche Börse, has announced the third Equity Day to be held on 16 March. Germany’s leading stock exchange operator and the participating banks are hosting this event to raise public awareness of the importance of equities as a retirement-saving instrument. The traditional bell ringing will mark this day’s start of trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Private investors can purchase DAX equities and DAX ETFs free of charge.

Michael Krogmann, member of the Management Board of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange said, “We consider it particularly important to impart financial knowledge to the public at large and to educate people about the importance of the stock exchange and thus equities trading as well. Equities turn private individuals into co-owners of companies. This kind of investment enables young enterprises to put new business ideas into practice and secures growth financing for major companies, ultimately also securing jobs. Stocks and shares have been crucial to economic and social progress for centuries – and they can also make a very important contribution to retirement saving.”

The Equity Day will feature fee-free purchases of all DAX equities and nine DAX exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to private investors placing an order volume of €1,000 or more via the Börse Frankfurt trading venue with any of the participating brokers. Deutsche Börse and brokers 1822direkt, Augsburger Aktienbank, comdirect, Consorsbank, DKB Deutsche Kreditbank, ING-DiBa and maxblue are waiving the normal fees.

Deutsche Börse offers all year round free introductory lectures and gallery visits to the Frankfurt trading hall to support everyone understand the role of stock exchange trading. Up to 40,000 visitors from around the world take advantage of this offer each year. Deutsche Börse also offers the Internet portal at, which is specially designed to meet private investor needs. The website offers detailed explanations of share trading for beginners, the stock exchange’s role in a national economy, and how exchange trading works today. Deutsche Börse offers in-depth training via its own Capital Markets Academy. Interested parties can attend basic seminars on the financial market or stock exchange products at the academy.