Shareholder numbers 2022: Germany can share! (in German)
2022 was a good year for the equity culture in Germany. Confidence in shares remains unbroken. A total of 12.9 million people were invested in shares, equity funds or ETFs last year. This represents an increase of 830,000 equity savers compared with the previous year. One in five people were involved in the stock market, i.e. around 18.3 percent of the population aged 14 and over. This surpasses the previous high of 2001.
In 2022, new shareholders are apparently taking advantage of the price corrections of the DAX, Dow Jones and Co. to enter the stock market. At the same time, those who are already involved react calmly and remain invested. The great interest of young people in saving for shares is also continuing. The under-30s group in particular was very active. Around 600,000 young adults under the age of 30 are entering the stock market for the first time - an increase of 40 percent on the previous year.
In this year's special, we take a look at the topic of stock investments in times of crisis.
The separate charts from the study can be found here.