Invest in the DAX

Find out how to invest in the largest companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with ETFs or individual shares.

With companies like Wirecard, BMW and adidas among the largest companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, some people are deciding to invest in the DAX. We’ve listed the companies that make up the DAX as well as some DAX ETFs.

What is the DAX?

The DAX is an index that tracks the 30 major companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Because it tracks such a small number of stocks, it’s not a reliable way of measuring the economy as a whole.

Can you invest in the DAX from the UK?

Yep! As long as your chosen share trading platform allows you to invest in international shares, you’re good to go

What companies are on the DAX?

If you’ve decided to invest in the DAX by investing in all of the individual companies, these are the ones that currently make the list. You’ll need to use a share trading account that lets you invest in international shares.

The following companies are in the DAX:

  • adidas
  • Allianz
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Beiersdorf
  • BMW
  • Continental
  • Covestro
  • Daimler
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Deutsche Börse
  • Deutsche Post
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Deutsche Wohnen
  • E.ON
  • Fresenius
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • HeidelbergCement
  • Henkel
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Linde
  • Merck
  • MTU Aero Engines
  • Munich Re
  • RWE
  • SAP
  • Siemens
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Vonovia
  • Wirecard

How to invest in the DAX

  1. Buy shares in all 30 companies. With most indices, this would be quite a time consuming and expensive option because of the number of stocks that make them up. However, as there are only 30 in the DAX, it’s actually achievable, but still more work than necessary. This brings us to the next option.
  2. Invest in a DAX exchange traded fund (ETF). ETFs are an assortment of stocks that are aimed to reflect the performance of an underlying index, in this case, the DAX.


  • Xtrackers DAX UCITS ETF 1C
  • Lyxor DAX (DR) UCITS ETF – Acc
  • Xtrackers DAX UCITS ETF Income 1D
  • Vanguard DAX UCITS ETF Distributing

How to start investing in the DAX

To start investing in the DAX, you need to start with a share trading platform. Choose one that lets you invest in international stocks and shares.

If you’ve decided to buy shares in all 30 companies, you just need to search for them on your chosen platform and buy shares. If you’ve decided to go with a DAX ETF, then search for the ones above.

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
eToro Free Stocks
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply. The minimum deposit with eToro is $50.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. The minimum deposit with HL is £1. Capital at risk.
Finder Award
Claim your free share worth between £3 and £200. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
UK: £1.75 + 0.014% (max £5)
US: €0.50 + $0.004 per share
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. The minimum deposit with Degiro is £0. Capital at risk.
interactive investor Trading Account
£7.99 (with one free trade per month)
£9.99 per month
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. The minimum deposit with ii is £0. Capital at risk.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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