Stock Markets Show Good Overall Performance
In 2010, stock markets faced strong fluctuations, especially at the start of the year. With the crisis of 2009 still casting its shadow, companies were initially cautious with their growth forecasts. This was reflected in the share-price movements of many stocks, which remained within a narrow corridor during the first two months of the year. From March on, both German and European stock markets then experienced an upward trend. As per December 31, 2010, the leading indices were well above the prior-year figures.