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13.09.2017 Investors

August 2017: Growth trend continues

The statistical monthly report contains the latest trade and turnover figures for SIX Swiss Exchange.

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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