Germany is an economic powerhouse within the European Union and sports not only a strong stock market but also perhaps the healthiest bond market in Europe. Many things US investors take for granted, such as the idea that high percentages of stocks have been universally best for withdrawal rates, look a lot different in the German market.
In order to model portfolios containing diverse domestic asset classes not always available in Germany, the calculations may substitute Europe assets in some situations. Each tool and chart will call out when data for the local region is used in the domestic category.
German bonds and cash on Portfolio Charts track Bunds issued by the German government.
When set to Germany as the home country, Portfolio Charts calculations automatically translate numbers to Euro and local German inflation. Prior to the Euro, the numbers track German Deutsche Mark.