Vienna Stock Exchange – Fact Check
More than 25 years ago, on 2 January 1991, the ATX was launched with 17 companies at 1,000 points.
The leverage effect of listed companies for the domestic economy is quite significant.
Studies show that the Austrian public's financial knowledge is limited and that this prevents many from becoming active investors.
The percentage of directly held shares amounts to slightly less than 4% of the assets of private households. The largest portion flows into Austrian companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
The new global market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange offers trading in German and US stocks through your broker.
With the exception of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, all ATX companies paid out dividends in 2016.
The improved development of the economy is also influencing dividend payouts.
Many of the companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange offer profit sharing programmes to their employees.
The Vienna Stock Exchange is by far and away the market leader with regard to trading in Austrian shares.
As a reliable index provider, the Vienna Stock Exchange develops transparent, replicable and representative indices for Austria, the region of Central and Eastern Europe, and CIS countries.
Since 1 January 2016, the Austrian Income Tax Act has supported employee participation.
In a study the Allianz Group examines the manner in which the monetary assets of private households have developed in nine euro zone countries since 2012.
A job at an exchange-listed company creates 2.56 jobs in Austria's economy.
Companies find the best possible conditions for attracting investors on their home markets.
Higher liquidity through market makers – they support trading by constantly entering buy and sell quotes, which makes it easier to buy and sell bonds.