Indicator for German government bonds The REX® is based on a basket of thirty bonds with maturities of between one year and ten years. These have interest rates of 6, 7.5 and 9 percent. The weighting of each individual bond is determined based on the market share of each maturity in the past few decades. This creates a hypothetical index with a residual maturity of around five and a half years, and a coupon of around 7.5 percent. As a price index, the REX® does not reflect the yields that an investor would achieve with a long-term investment in the REX; it simply reflects the price level applicable to each market (although the interest rate can be determined from this).To find out how an investment performs overall in the REX®, including the interest income accrued, refer to the REXP. This is a performance index which shows bondholders’ investment success.
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