The Düsseldorf Stock Exchange was officially recognized in 1884, and is open for the public to visit. Whether you take a guided tour or attend a special seminar, this is a great way to learn more about the way in which a stock exchange functions, as well as about German stock exchanges in particular.
Visiting the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange
Each trading day, the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange offers up a presentation for visitors that teaches them about the daily business of floor and Xetra trading, although this does need to be booked at least a day in advance. The presentation takes around 45 minutes, and, once this is over, visitors are then able to head on over to the Visitor’s Gallery, where they can watch the action on the trading floor live. The Visitor’s Gallery is open to all visitors, even if you do not want to watch the presentation, and there are assistants on hand who will be able to answer any specific questions that you may have. For those who want a more in-depth view into the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange, the VIP Programme is offered three times a day. This is a presentation that lasts for an hour and a half, and covers a wide range of topics, including trading products, listings, indices, and Xetra and floor trading. This is a great opportunity to learn more about finance, but keep in mind that this option needs to be booked at least three days in advance.
Düsseldorf Stock Exchange Open Day
The Düsseldorf Stock Exchange Open Day is held each year in May, with 2017 being its 13th year of running. The open day is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn more about trade and stock exchange in a practical way, with over 20 different lectures and workshops to choose from. This is also a great networking opportunity, as the visitors include a number of stock market experts, brokers and traders, all of whom you will be able to mingle with and talk to, picking up useful pieces of advice about the industry.
Events and Seminars
The Dusseldorf Stock Exchange regularly hosts special events and seminars that are designed to educate the public on the workings of finance. The next upcoming seminar is all about chart analysis, where you will learn how to technically analyse different financial charts. This is a double seminar, meaning that it is split into two parts, so that the information can be covered in even greater depth. Previous seminars and events have included everything from A Long Night of Finance, where attendees learned how to organize their finances, to The Ideal Products for Private Investors, and there is a schedule that can be found on the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange website.
For those interested in finance, the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange is a must-visit when you are in the city. This is a great opportunity to take a first-hand look into Germany’s financial world, and the live view that you will have from the Visitor’s Gallery is always so exciting.