In November 2011, a total of 3,287,776 trades were conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland. This corresponds to a month-on-month increase of 0.8%. Some 37,425,761 transactions were conducted between January and November 2011. Trading activity was thus up 15.1% on the prior-year period. The sharpest increase was recorded in the ETFs segment (+44.5%), followed by equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (+15.3%). Bonds CHF, the second-largest segment by turnover, also showed strong growth in the number of trades (+10%).
Turnover in November 2011 totalled CHF 79.1 billion, down 2.3% month-on-month. Compared with the prior-year period, trading volumes were 1.2% lower in the first 11 months of 2011. This is primarily attributable to turnover in the two segments international bonds (-28.0%) and equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-8.2%). By contrast, there were significant rises in the two segments ETFs (+45.1%) and structured products and warrants (+34.7%).
In all, some 48,528 new structured products and warrants (+28.8%) as well as 358 new bonds CHF (-0.8%) were listed between January and November 2011.
The leading equity indices trended lower in November 2011. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 5,652.3 points (-1.4% month-on-month, -12.2% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 853.3 points (-2.6% month-on-month, -16.1% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 5,131.3 (-1.5% month-on-month, -11.4% for the year to date).
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