The DAX® index

The DAX® index is the major stock market index for Germany and contains the 30 largest German blue chip companies. The DAX index weights its constituents by free float market capitalisation.

ETF investors profit from price gains and dividends of the DAX constituents. Currently, the DAX index is tracked by 2 ETFs.

0.09% p.a. - 0.15% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
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return in GBP in 2017 per 31/07/17

Cost of DAX ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of DAX ETFs is between 0.09% p.a. and 0.15% p.a.. In comparison, an actively managed fund on Germany like the DWS Deutschland costs around 1.40% per year. Calculate your individual cost savings by using our cost calculator.


The best DAX ETF by 1-year fund return as of 31/07/17

All DAX ETFs ranked by fund return


The largest DAX ETF by fund size in GBP

All DAX ETFs ranked by fund size


The cheapest DAX ETF by total expense ratio

All DAX ETFs ranked by total expense ratio


DAX ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a DAX ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all DAX ETFs with details on size, cost, age, use of profits, fund domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

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  Fund size
in m GBP
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Lyxor DAX (DR) UCITS ETF EURLU0252633754 940 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
db x-trackers DAX UCITS ETF (DR) Income 1DLU0838782315 456 0.09% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication

Source:; As of 21/08/17


Return comparison of all DAX ETFs

The table shows the returns of all DAX ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
Lyxor DAX (DR) UCITS ETF EUR -0.03% 2.93% 8.71% 23.66% 43.10%
db x-trackers DAX UCITS ETF (DR) Income 1D -0.03% 2.87% 8.67% 23.65% 43.52%
ETF   2017
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
Lyxor DAX (DR) UCITS ETF EUR 9.83% 23.32% 2.87% -4.56% 28.46%
db x-trackers DAX UCITS ETF (DR) Income 1D 9.79% 23.37% 3.05% -4.36% 28.24%

Source:; As of 31/07/17; Calculations in GBP including dividends