Trading activity on SIX Swiss Exchange has continued to increase over the year. The year-to-date figures for July
were significantly higher than the previous year and the trend was even more pronounced in August. Trading turnover
for the year to date was up 7.1% year-on-year at CHF 919.2 billion. The number of
transactions executed in the first eight months also advanced year-on-year. Total transactions were up
6.9% at 34'309'076 transactions.
August itself was a typical summer month, with a dip in trading activities compared with other months. Trading
turnover fell 7.7% month-on-month to CHF 94.4 billion. However, the number of
transactions rose by 0.8%, advancing to 4'199'439. The
equities including funds + ETPs segment was the largest contributor to monthly turnover. Segment turnover declined
7.7% month-on-month to CHF 74.2 billion, but transaction volumes rose by
0.9% to 4'045'822.
New trading participant and index anniversary
In August SIX Swiss Exchange welcomed IMC as another new
participant. IMC is a leading global market maker who will match its cutting-edge trading technology with that of SIX
Swiss Exchange, as it trades on the highly liquid and efficient marketplace for Swiss and international securities.
On 22 August 2017 the SPI® turned 30. The Swiss
Performance Index (SPI) was first published in 1987 and marked its anniversary with a record high of
10'470.24 points during the course of this year.
Another strong month was recorded by SIX Swiss Exchange at Midpoint, the non-displayed pool for Swiss equities.
August was the second strongest month since launch for SwissAtMid, after a
record turnover of just under CHF 500 million
in July 2017.
More detailed figures are available in the
statistical monthly report[pdf].
Our website provides daily figures for
volume and turnover.
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