STOXX Europe 50

Stock index that tracks the performance of the 50 most important and most actively traded shares in the pan-European area

The STOXX Europe 50® index was introduced at the beginning of 1998 by Deutsche Börse AG in conjunction with Bourse de Paris, the Swiss Stock Exchange and the Dow Jones company. It is calculated as a price index and a performance index in euros and dollars. The base date is 31 December 1991 = 1,000.

The criteria for including a company in the index are market capitalization and trading volume of the European companies.

Until 1 March 2010 the index was named STOXX Europe 50®.

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