What is the AEX index?
The Amsterdam Exchange index, or AEX for short, is an index of stocks that are traded on the Euronext Amsterdam. Established in 1983, the index is made up of the 25 most actively traded stocks on the exchange.
Where have you heard about the AEX index?
The AEX isn’t one of the main global stock market indexes that everyone’s heard of, but it is a key indicator of the Dutch economy as a whole. It lists well-known Dutch blue-chip companies such as Heineken and Royal Dutch Shell. The index reached a peak in September 2000 at the height of the dot-com bubble.
What you need to know about the AEX index.
The 25 companies that are included in the AEX Index are reviewed annually, with changes made according to which organisations had the highest share turnover the previous year.
Like every other market index, the AEX is affected by world events such as natural disasters, political unrest and economic downturns. It also measures investors' attitudes towards the state of the European economy.
In September 2000, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange merged with the Brussels Stock Exchange and Paris Stock Exchange to form Euronext Amsterdam.