A total of 2,425,595 trades were carried out on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland in August, representing a fall of 12.7% compared with July. However, turnover was up 0.2% on July at CHF 69.1 billion.
Turnover in equities including funds, ETSFs and ETPs was 11.2% lower at CHF 41.4 billion, while the number of trades was down 13.4% at 2,247,933. In structured products and warrants, meanwhile, turnover rose by 33.2% to CHF 3.6 billion despite a 6.2% decline in the number of trades to 68,538. In bonds CHF, turnover was 14.1% higher at CHF 16.6 billion, while the number of trades fell by 10.4% to 43,290. Turnover in the ETFs segment came to CHF 7.4 billion, up 48.4% month-on-month.
In August, 13 new bonds CHF (down 61.8%) and 3,408 new structured products and warrants (down 20.2%) were admitted to trading. A total of 231 new bonds CHF (down 16.6%) and 32,430 new structured products and warrants (down 10.5%) have thus been listed in the year to date.
The leading equity indices were a mixed bag in August 2012. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 6,388.0 points (-0.2% month-on-month, +7.6% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 947.1 points (+0.4% month-on-month, +8.0% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 5,903.7 points (-0.2% month-on-month, +10.5% for the year to date).
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