SIX trading turnover down 8.1 per cent in October

Trading turnover on the Swiss Stock Exchange was down 8.1 per cent in October compared to the previous month, reaching CHF118.6 billion, while the number of transactions decreased by 3.0 per cent to a total of 7,161,385. 

In comparison with the corresponding period last year (YTD), trading turnover was up by 19.3 per cent to reach CHF1,483.7 billion, while the number of trades rose by 58.9 per cent to a total of 84,409,640. The SMI fell by 5.9 per cent and reached 9,587.2 points at the end of October.

The highest turnover on a single trading day was recorded on 28 October, which saw securities worth a total volume of CHF7.5 billion changing hands. The highest number of trades was also recorded on 28 October, with 491,247 transactions. The stock that generated the highest turnover and was also the most traded title during the reporting month was ROCHE GS with CHF12.9 billion and with 418,860 transactions.
In products with crypto currencies as underlyings, trading turnover in October increased by 25.8 per cent to reach CHF59.1 million. The number of trades increased by 22.4 per cent to 2,916. In total, 61 products on crypto currencies were traded in the reporting month. The product with the highest turnover was ZXBTAV on Bitcoin, with CHF13.9 million; it was also the most traded product with 654 transactions.