This is a special guest post from my friend Heiko about the German stock market.
Check out his German Stock Guide here.
My name is Heiko and I’m from Germany.
After I received my university degree in business administration, I started a website – Z-Q Investor – which features a stock screener covering the German stock market. I want to improve access to financial information, and I especially want to help long-term oriented investors who make investment decisions based on fundamental data.
For the past several months, I’ve been gathering financial data of German companies listed on German stock exchanges in a database, which I’ve now compiled into a 350-page stock guide for the German stock market.
The guide is comprised of 160 German companies in the four popular stock indices: DAX, MDAX, SDAX, and TecDAX of the German stock exchange Deutsche Börse AG.
DAX is a German stock index containing the 30 largest companies, followed by the German stock index MDAX (50 companies), and the German stock index SDAX (50 companies). TecDAX is a German stock index for the 30 largest German technology stocks.
All four indices performed well over the last ten calendar years with compounded annual returns of 7-12% from 2006 to 2015, including dividends.
Each of the 160 German companies occupies a double page in the stock guide, and each entry contains:
- A short description of its operations
- Financial data – including revenue, earnings, and relevant ratios – going back 10 years (or as long as accessible)
- Most recent price, market cap, P/E, P/B, and P/NCAV data
- Charts and diagrams
The first few pages of the stock guide also include additional information about German stocks, making the stock guide suitable for beginners and foreign investors, as well as experts and local investors alike.
The German stock guide is meant to be used as a book of reference, for discovering interesting German companies, and as an overview of the most important German stock indices.
The price for one copy is €29.99 (about $33), which includes shipping costs to anywhere in the world. The stock guide is available in English as well as German.
Many thanks to John who selflessly gave me the opportunity for this guest post… and best of luck to all you Vintage Value Investors!