Volatility powers increased structured products trading in Germany

Advancement through volatility


Volatility in equity markets has brought the German trading community back into retail derivatives and significantly pushed up volumes on the Stuttgart and Frankfurt stock exchanges in January. That is welcome news for structured product providers, who struggled during 2013 with low demand for investment products - even as the Dax and Euro Stoxx 50 indexes notched up big gains.

German retail investors largely sat out the 2013 rally on equity markets, and remain extremely risk averse. During 2012

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