Dutch households significantly invested more in mutual funds in recent years, according to a survey by Dutch Central Bank (DNB) .
The total value of investments ( mutual funds, stocks and bonds) of Dutch households was in January 2010 EUR 95 billion , in June this year, the total value has dropped to EUR 88 billion . The investment portfolio of the Dutch households consist of investments in mutual funds, stocks , capital market and money market instruments.
Money was invested in Investment funds with a value of 47 billion, which is 53% of the total value of the portfolios . At the first survey results , three and a half years ago, this was around 47% . The other main investments are bonds with 11 billion and 30 billion in shares .
Top 3 Favorite Dutch shares
Of all individual AEX shares, Dutch households have the most money allocated to shares of Royal Dutch Shell ( EUR 4 billion , about thirty percent of the value of the AEX portfolio of households) , followed by ING Group and Unilever . In relative terms ( as a percentage of the market capitalization of the shares) is the very large proportion of Imtech , followed by SBM Offshore and Post NL .
The portfolio of Dutch households existed in June 2013 more than half of investment funds , together approximately EUR 47 billion . The equity funds enjoy the most interest ( EUR 25 billion ) , followed by bond funds ( EUR 12 billion ) . The remaining EUR 10 billion is divided among other mixed funds , real estate funds and money market funds .
Dutch investors prefer to invest in investment funds, allocating most of their money to equity. With respect to individual shares, they tend to stay close to home by investing in locale large cap stocks such as RD-Shell, ING Group & Unilever.