Frankfurt / Main (dpa) - Despite the pandemic worries, the Dax recovered from its strong setback at the beginning of the week on Tuesday.
The German benchmark index posted gains of 0.92 percent to 13,768.95 points after the first half hour.
The MDax of the medium-sized values rose so far by 0.31 percent to 31,488.49 meters.
The leading Eurozone index EuroStoxx 50 advanced by 0.6 percent.
From the trade it was said that investors were currently a little worried about possible delays in the planned trillion dollar US economic stimulus package, but on the other hand they were hoping for good business figures from the large US technology companies.
At the same time, the corona situation is anything but encouraging.
"It's a dangerous mix that has been brewing in the past few days," said analyst Jochen Stanzl from CMC Markets, referring to the lack of vaccines and a sluggish vaccination campaign in Europe, while at the same time fear of the uncontrolled spread of the virus mutations.
In the German market, the papers of the industrial gas company Linde gained three percent on Tuesday and were thus ahead in the Dax.
A rising dividend and a new share buyback program gave cause for joy.
Baader Bank downgraded Puma's papers.
Investors still had too high expectations of the sporting goods manufacturer's shares, wrote analyst Volker Bosse in his latest study.
Back in the MDax, Puma lost more than two and a half percent.
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