Swiss Stock Exchange SIX registered higher trading activity in 2018 compared to 2017. Trading turnover was up by 1.1%, reaching CHF1361.3bn by the end of 2018.
The number of trades rose as well, climbing by 17.3% to a total of 60'300'579 trades. This means that on an average trading day, securities with a total value of CHF5.5bn changed hands.
This volume equates to 242,171 trades on an average trading day in 2018. Similar to 2017, the market share of SIX in Swiss large cap trading rose again - this time from 68.3% to 70.6%.
SIX posted the highest monthly turnover in October 2018, when the trading volume reached around CHF128.2bn. The highest number of trades were in October as well, totalling 6,210,722 trades. The single day with the highest trading turnover was 2 May 2018, when volume reached CHF12.3bn.
New listings in the ETF segment reached a new record, with issuers listing a total of 275 new ETFs in 2018.