Discount certificates: A favorable entry level

With discount certificates you buy with a price rebate. Find out more about the advantages. 

Three reasons for discount certificates

  1. You get a price discount on the respective underlying, for example an equity.

  2. The discount serves as a security cushion.

  3. These instruments can put you on the winner’s side in markets moving sideways.

Tops & Flops

Products at a discount price

An old merchant’s rule would have it the profit is in the buying. This also applies to financial products, the prime example being discount certificates, which are classed as investment products. With these instruments you invest in an underlying, for example an equity or an index – namely at a cheaper price. In return, your profits are limited: You only lock into the price performance up to a pre-defined cap. For this reason, discount certificates are suitable in particular in markets that are trending sideways. By contrast, if things are heading north fast, then you would do better with a direct investment in the underlying. Discount certificates really come into their own when prices are slipping slightly: Thanks to the discount there’s a safety cushion through to the end of term.

Börse Stuttgart is the largest German exchange trading hub for certificates. Here, you can enjoy selecting from a wide range of discount certificates those products with the underlying you want and the risk profile that fits you – and trade them from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.