Germany has traditionally been a country of stock skeptics who are difficult to convince that equity investments are an indispensable instrument for building up wealth and securing pensions.

But the skepticism is crumbling, the group is moving.

The study by ProShare is a further indication of this.

More and more people are interested in stocks.

The flop with the Telekom share, which was once touted as a popular share, the burst dreams of the dot-com bubble in the 2000s or the suffering surrounding the Wirecard scandal were anything but conducive to the share culture. But a new generation of investors is growing up for whom the idea of ​​real people in a trading room at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange seems completely absurd. They are active on platforms and place their orders on their smartphones. Cheap and fast. That’s a good thing.

If the many discussions with candidates for chancellor during prime time on television have brought any insight, it is this: The pension is not secure. Today nobody can reliably say how long future generations will have to work. Nobody knows what the concept should look like, in which fewer and fewer young people and more and more old people have to finance retirement. Only one thing is certain: stocks are a high-yield investment over a period of many years. Share prices move: up.