Huge increase in Danes' foreign share purchases
Danish household purchases of foreign shares via banks and trading platforms have hit record highs since the coronavirus outbreak in 2020. Net purchases since the end of March last year total kr. 16 billion, resulting in total holdings of foreign shares of kr. 108 billion. Households also own foreign shares through investment funds and through their pension savings. In comparison, they sold Danish shares for kr. 0.5 billion in the same period.