Euro Stoxx 50

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EURO STOXX 50 Index
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EURO STOXX 50 performance between 1986 and 2012
Foundation 26 February 1998
Operator STOXX
Exchanges {{{exchanges}}}
Constituents 50
Type Mega cap
Market cap €1.893 trillion (March 2014)[1]
Weighting
method
Free float market capitalization
Related 
indices
STOXX Europe 50
Website stoxx.com

The EURO STOXX 50 is a stock index of Eurozone stocks designed by STOXX, an index provider owned by Deutsche Börse Group and SIX Group. According to STOXX, its goal is "to provide a blue-chip representation of Supersector leaders in the Eurozone". It is made up of fifty of the largest and most liquid stocks. The index futures and options on the EURO STOXX 50, traded on Eurex, are among the most liquid such products in Europe and the world.

The EURO STOXX 50 was introduced on February 26 1998. Its composition is reviewed annually in September. Calculation takes place every 15 seconds during local trading hours.

The securities contained in the EURO STOXX 50 currently represent more than 50% of the entire free float market capitalisation of all Eurozone equities. Because the EURO STOXX 50 is considered to be a proxy of the overall Eurozone stock market, it is used as the underlying index for numerous derivative financial instruments such as options, futures and index funds (e.g. ETFs).

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  1. ^ "EURO STOXX 50 website". STOXX. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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