German Consumers Are Boosting the Economy. These Stocks Stand to Gain.

It hasn’t received a lot of attention that the outlook for Germany’s economy, Europe’s largest, is considerably better than it was just a few months ago.

Prospects looked dire earlier in the year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cut off a significant portion of the country’s national gas supplies. Energy prices spiked, and inflation shot up. That prompted the European Central Bank to start raising interest rates for the first time in a decade.