What is the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange (DUS) .DU

The Borse-Dusseldorf exchange is located in Dusseldorf, Germany. It provides information and consulting services in addition to functioning as an exchange. It offers the QUOTRIX trading system for securities and GEFOX for closed-end funds. Its Quality Trader Club offers an information and training platform with more than 10,000 members.

BREAKING DOWN Dusseldorf Stock Exchange (DUS) .DU

The Borse-Dusseldorf is one of Germany's eight stock exchanges. The exchange states that it has nine of the DAX30 companies, some 400 banks, savings banks and financial services institutions, as well as more than 170 insurance companies.

Smaller Company Focus

The exchange is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, one of the most important economic and financial locations in Germany. The Dusseldorf Stock Exchange offers an optimal platform for initial listings of securities, especially for smaller and medium-sized companies, according to the exchange's website. Subscribers can get real-time quotes from the exchange directly online.

The following features and benefits are offered to those who trade on the exchange: Mandatory tradable quotations in all products; price determination for shares within the Xetra range; special features in discounted trading including no brokerage for all stock and bond orders; guaranteed full execution within the displayed volume; ongoing price determination for funds; no exchange costs in electronic Quotrix trading; and Neutral Market Surveillance.

The exchange offers what it calls The Quality Trader Club. According to an English translation from its site, "The Quality Trader Club offers the financial community and all interested parties an information and training platform with more than 10,000 members. The membership is free and non-binding. It offers access to real-time data, virtual depots, many events, and thus guarantees an advantage through information."

The Quality Trader Club features: Direct access to all real-time data on the exchange's website; Virtual Depots where investors can watch their securities, investments, or try alternative strategies; real-time watchlists where push data with quotes automatically update themselves in real time; newsletters with first-hand information; reduced participation fees for numerous stock market seminars, and free admission to many stock exchange events.

"Through targeted education and a renowned seminar and lecture program, investor confidence is sustainably strengthened. The much-frequented stock market information center and the annual Dusseldorf Stock Exchange Day also fulfill an important educational mission," according to the exchange.

The exchange, as of October 2017, offered trading in about 2,500 stocks, 8,400 bonds and pensions, 4,900 investment funds, 1,700 Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), 70 asset class commodities (ETC), and 25 participation certificates.