Euro Stoxx 50 Index

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The Euro Stoxx 50 Index was launched on February 28, 1998. It represents 50 supersector leaders in the 12 euro zone countries Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

The Index is weighted by float-adjusted market capitalization, and each component's weight is capped at 10 percent of the index's total free-float market capitalization. The index captures approximately 60% of the free-float market capitalization of the Euro Stoxx TMI Index. Daily historical data are available back to December 31, 1986.

On January 27, 2010, the Euro Stoxx 50 Index was licensed to Credit Suisse AG to serve as the basis for an exchange-traded fund.[1]