Trading volume in October came to a total of CHF 81.1 billion. This is 25.0% lower than in September. Trading volumes for January to October 2011 overall were 0.6% higher than in the same period of 2010. The sharpest increases were recorded in the ETFs (+51.3%) and structured products and warrants (+42.7%) segments, while trading volumes declined in the international bonds (-28.3%) and the equities, incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-6.7%) segments.
January to October 2011 saw the listings of a total of 44,662 new structured products and warrants, as well as 332 CHF bonds. This corresponds to a rise of 34.7% and 0.3% respectively compared with the year-back period.
Happily, all of the major share indices posted gains in October 2011: The blue chip index SMIÂ® closed at 5,731.3 points (+3.6% compared with the month previous, -11.0% compared with the end of 2010), the SLI Swiss Leader IndexÂ® PR at 875.9 points (+6.9% compared with the month previous, -13.9% compared with the end of 2010), and the broader-based SPIÂ® at 5,211.9 points (+4.1% compared with the month previous, -10.0% compared with the end of 2010).