Compared with the month previous, almost all segments recorded lower turnover. The one exception was ETFs which showed significant gains and thus remain on track for a record year. In July, turnover in ETFs climbed to CHF 7.3 billion (+19.7% compared with the previous month) and the number of trades rose by 22.3% to 74,910 in July 2011.
In July, 33 new CHF bonds (-8.3%) and 3,164 new structured products and warrants (-25.9%) were admitted to trading. From January to July 2011, a total of 28,757 new structured products and warrants (+29.1%) and 257 new CHF bonds were listed (+8.4%).
The leading equity indices all trended lower in July 2011. The blue chip index SMIÂ® closed at 5,783.4 points (-6.5% compared with the month previous, -10.1% compared with the end of 2010), the SLI Swiss Leader IndexÂ® PR at 894.7 points (-7.2% compared with the month previous, -12.0% compared with the end of 2010) and the broader-based SPIÂ® at 5,315.5 points (-6.5% compared with the month previous, - 8.2% compared with the end of 2010).