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SIX Swiss Exchange and SIX Structured Products Exchange have reported that the number of transactions climbed to a total of 3,525,653 in October 2016. This represents a rise of 1.6% compared with the preceding month.
However, this increase was not reflected in overall trading turnover, which saw a slight decline of 3.5% to CHF 91.8 billion.
On a year-to-date basis, the total number of trades across all securities is 39,092,382, which is down 10.7% versus the same period last year.
This trend is also reflected in trading turnover, which has fallen by 11.2% to CHF 1,045.5 billion. However, the record-high transaction volumes following the removal of the EUR/CHF floor in January 2015 had a major impact on performance last year. Trading turnover has averaged CHF 5.0 billion per day so far this year.
The ETFs segment posted the highest growth in October 2016. Turnover climbed by 7.5% to CHF 8.2 billion, while the number of transactions rose by 3.1% to 68,929. The number of trades in the equities including funds + ETPs segment increased by 1.7% to 3,382,270.
Nevertheless, turnover was down slightly, by 3.5% to CHF 72.5 billion. As far as structured products and warrants are concerned, turnover was down by 1.9% to CHF 0.9 billion, while the number of trades declined by 6.1% to 44,963. The number of CHF bond trades was up 0.1% to 27,788, though turnover dropped by 9.5% to CHF 8.5 billion.
October saw 29 new CHF bonds (+61.1%) and 2,466 new structured products and warrants (-9.3%) being admitted to trading. A total of 220 new CHF bonds (-6.0%) and 29,565 new structured products and warrants (-19.0%) have therefore been listed since the start of the year.
The performance of the most important equity indices was as follows in October 2016: the blue chip SMI® index stood at 7,827.7 points at the end of October (-3.8% month-on-month, -11.2% versus end-2015).
The SLI Swiss Leader Index® closed the month at 1,222.7 points (-1.4%; -8.2%), with the broader-based SPI® coming in at 8,578.7 points (-3.4%; -5.7%). The SBI® AAA-BBB Total Return index was down versus September (-1.0%/+2.7% compared to end-2015) at 138.1 points.