The German stock market contains well-known exchanges such as the XETRA Stock Market, the Börse Stuttgart (also known as the Stuttgart Stock Exchange) and the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange), one of the world’s largest trading centres for securities and the largest of Germany's seven stock exchanges. Xetra was one of the first global electronic trading systems and has grown to account for more than 90% of all stock trades on the Frankfurt Exchange.
The Stuttgart Stock Exchange is the second largest German stock exchange, it ranks tenth among European exchanges and is popular with retail investors. Today, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is an international trading centre: of the approximately 200 market participants, almost the half are from countries other than Germany. These exchanges feature reliable and actively traded companies such as Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa, Siemens, SAP and BASF.