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Blue-chip indices

STOXX and DAX Blue-chip indices track the largest companies in global, regional and country markets, and include iconic indices such as the EURO STOXX 50 and DAX

The STOXX Blue-Chip Indices are made up of a fixed, defined number of companies that are supersector leaders and bellwethers of their economies and provide a liquid, easily investable, diversified and representative portfolio for investors targeting blue-chip investments.

Key benefits

Focusing on leaders

The indices track each market’s biggest corporate names in a narrower composition than our Benchmark indices

Diversified

The indices provide effective and replicable representation of economies and supersectors

Liquid

Some of the world’s most liquid derivatives are based on these indices

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