Shareholder numbers 2020: Germans are becoming more and more enthusiastic about stocks
In the Corona year 2020, almost as many people were involved in the stock market as last at the turn of the millennium. In Germany compared to 2019, around 2.7 million more people are now saving in shares, equity funds or ETFs. Just under 12.4 million citizens in Germany are now involved in the stock market, in total. This means that around one in six is invested in shares. This corresponds to 17.5 percent of the population aged 14 and over in Germany.
In 2020, young people in particular are discovering the stock market for themselves. The current issue of our shareholder figures has a special feature on the “youth boom” in the stock market. Almost 600,000 young adults under the age of 30 invested in shares – an increase of almost 70 percent compared to the previous year. This is by far the strongest increase of all age groups. There are many possible reasons for the awakening of a new “share generation”: Attractive smartphone apps, coupled with curiosity, time freed up in the lockdown, and attractive entry prices in the spring certainly played their part in the rise.