A total of 2,466,872 transactions were conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland in September 2012. This represents an increase of 1.7% over the previous month, which had two more trading days. Turnover was 3.2% higher than in August at CHF 71,3 billion.
The number of trades was up 1.4% at 2,279,813 in the equities incl. funds + ETSFs + ETPs segment, up 15.9% at 74,062 in ETFs and up 4.2% at 71,398 in structured products and warrants. The number of trades only fell in September relative to August in the two fixed-income segments, bonds CHF and international bonds. In bonds CHF, the fall was 6.6% to 40,446. In international bonds, the smallest segment the number of trades was down 40.5% at 1,153.
In terms of turnover, only equities incl. funds + ETSFs + ETPs posted an increase. Turnover was 17.7% higher than in the prior month at CHF 48,659 billion. Turnover fell in the other segments: by 8.8% in ETFs, by 20.7% in bonds CHF, by 27.1% in structured products and warrants, and by 32.5% in international bonds.
In September, 34 new CHF-denominated bonds (up 161.5%) and 3,106 new structured products and warrants (down 8.9%) were admitted to trading. A total of 265 new CHF bonds (down 13.7%) and 35,536 new structured products and warrants (down 12.9%) have thus been listed in the year to date.
The leading equity indices moved higher in September 2012. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 6,495.9 points (+1.7% month-on-month, +9.4% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 966.3 points (+2.0% month-on-month, +10.2% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 6,010.9 points (+1.8% month-on-month, +12.5% for the year to date).