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SIX Swiss Exchange sees increased turnover in October

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The good autumn weather in Switzerland last month was mirrored in trading activity on SIX Swiss Exchange.

In October, SIX Swiss Exchange posted increased trading turnover and transaction volumes across all trading segments in October.
 
Trading turnover has risen significantly in the year to date, up 8.0 per cent at CHF1,129.7 billion. The increase was reflected in the number of trades, which have climbed 9.3 per cent to 42,714,874. Average daily trading turnover for the year to date came in at CHF5.4 billion.
 
Trading turnover on SIX Swiss Exchange totalled CHF107.3 billion in October, up 4.0 per cent month-on-month. Transaction volumes also rose, advancing 9.6 per cent to 4,395,201. October contained 22 trading days – one more than September. The busiest trading day of the month was 26 October, both in terms of trading turnover (CHF6.1 billion) and numbers of transactions (274,000). NESTLE N stocks posted the highest turnover and Roche GS stocks accounted for the highest number of trades.
 
Trading activity increased across all trading segments in October. The equities including funds & ETPs segment was the leading contributor to turnover: trading turnover was up 3.3 per cent month-on-month at CHF84.5 billion, while the number of trades rose by 9.5 per cent to 4,231,348. Turnover in the CHFbonds segment advanced 0.6 per cent to CHF10.3 billion, with transaction volumes increasing by 6.1 per cent to 30,076 trades. Trading turnover for ETFs rose 6.3 per cent to CHF8.7 billion; the number of trades was up 13.1 per cent at 82,398. Turnover in the structured products and warrants segment gained 11.1 per cent to reach CHF1.2 billion, driven by an 11.7 per cent increase in the number of trades to 49,861.
 
A total of 31 new CHFbonds (+34.8 per cent) and 3,106 new structured products and warrants (-5.7 per cent) were admitted to trading in October. In total, issuers have listed 223 new CHFbonds (+1.8 per cent) and 29,824 new structured products and warrants (+0.8 per cent) in the year to date.
 
All the leading equity indices posted gains in October. The blue chip SMI index stood at 9,242.2 points at the end of October (+0.9 per cent month-on-month, +12.4 per cent in the year to date). The SLI Swiss Leader Index® closed at 1,505.0 points (+2.1 per cent; +16.0 per cent) while the broader-based SPI® came in at 10,604.4 points (+1.5 per cent; +18.3 per cent). The SBI® AAA-BBB Total Return index was up 0.4 per cent month-on-month (+0.1 per cent year to date) at 136.3 points.
 
In October, SIX Swiss Exchange agreed a partnership deal with the London Stock Exchange Group. SIX Swiss Exchange will now use the UnaVista service for transaction reporting in relation to securities authorised for trading on the Swiss Exchange.
 

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