After the recent record run, the Dax lacked further impetus at the end of the week. Investors lacked buying arguments for a new test of the 17,000 point mark, which the leading index had only briefly exceeded by three points the day before. The decline on the futures exchanges also no longer provided any major impetus.
There were still buyers at the start, but in the afternoon the DAX hovered disoriented around its previous day's level. It closed unchanged in percentage terms at 16,751.44 points. After the last six weeks of profits, it recorded a loss again for the first time, although this was only very thin at 0.05 percent. There was also little movement in the MDax, which fell by 0.24 percent to 27,133.80 points.