iShares MDAX is a great choice for traders looking to diversify their portfolios and capitalize on the German mid-cap market. It tracks the performance of 80 medium-sized companies from the Prime Standard segment of Deutsche Börse’s Xetra trading venue, offering exposure to established blue chips as well as more growth-oriented, smaller companies.
In addition to offering diversification and potential for alpha, iShares MDAX gives traders easy access to this attractive segment of the German market. It has a total expense ratio of 0.25%, making it highly cost-effective compared to other mid-cap index funds – so traders can get more bang for their buck.
The iShares MDAX has had an impressive run between the 20th of March 2020 and the 19th of May 2023. On a low of 19,521.15 it was able, to rally to 36,127.19 at its peak on the 27th of August 2021 - a remarkable 86.98% increase! As of 19 May 2023, the index is at 27,760.35, up 41.8% from its low in March 2020. This is a great demonstration of the resilience and potential of German mid-cap stocks. It will be interesting to see how the index performs in the coming months.
However, traders should remember to always practice risk management and be aware of the potential risks associated with trading. It is best to do your own research and understand any investments before taking the plunge.
The MDAX is considered to be more volatile than the DAX, which could potentially yield higher returns. Plus, the MDAX offers a lower risk profile than other international stock markets such as the US or Japan. Given its stability and potential for growth, trading iShares MDAX can be an attractive choice for traders seeking to gain access to German stocks without having to invest in multiple companies.
Additionally, since the MDAX is composed of mid-caps, these stocks may offer more growth potential than large caps and are less prone to market fluctuations.
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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.
The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.
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