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About the Six Swiss Exchange
The SIX Swiss Exchange is the primary stock exchange in Switzerland. The exchange is located in Zurich and in addition to stocks, facilitates the trading of securities and derivatives. The exchange is entirely owned by the SIX Group, which is a company that operates the financial infrastructure of Switzerland. The exchange is one of the largest in the world, with a market capitalisation of more than $1.5 trillion.
This page will let you know all the companies listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the major indices that track the exchange, take you through a brief history, and run through the performance of today’s tradable stocks.
The SIX Swiss Exchange was founded in 1995 through the merger of three different Swiss stock exchanges. The exchanges that merged to form what was then called the Verein Schweizerische Effektenbörse (known in English simply as The Swiss Exchange) were Geneva Stock Exchange, Basel Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange.
Immediately upon its creation, The Swiss Exchange became the first-ever stock exchange to incorporate fully automatic trading and settlement systems. This, along with having centralised much of the trading infrastructure of Switzerland in one place, made the exchange revolutionary.
The Swiss Exchange became the SWX Swiss Exchange in 1999, and transitioned to being a publically limited company named SWX Swiss Exchange AG in 2002. After rejecting a merger with Deutsche Börse in 2004, the exchange eventually merged with the SIS Group and Telekurs in 2008 and was rebranded as the SIX Swiss Exchange.
The SIX Group operates a number of institutions in Switzerland, both financial and non-financial. Their group consists of both Swiss and non-Swiss members, and encompasses some 130 or so financial institutions around the world.
There are a variety of indices that track the SIX Swiss Exchange. The most influential of these are:
- The Swiss Market Index (SMI)
- The Swiss Performance Index (SPI)
- The Swiss Leader Index (SLI)
- The Swiss Bond Index (SBI)
- The Swiss Average Rate Overnight (SARON)
Of these, the blue-chip Swiss Market Index is the most commonly used., It tracks the performance of 20 of the largest and most liquid stocks listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
There are currently more than 250 companies listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, and the market capitalisation of the stocks traded on the exchange is in excess of $1.5 trillion.
Top 20 companies by volume
|Pos||Name & symbol||Prev Close||Volume||Change|
|1||0.4794||16.18M||-0.0084 ( -1.75%)|
|2||0.1515||10.93M||0.0025 ( 1.65%)|
|3||9.786||7.73M||-0.144 ( -1.47%)|
|4||15.235||6.26M||-0.03 ( -0.2%)|
|5||33.59||3.03M||0.12 ( 0.36%)|
|6||1.22||2.84M||-0.01 ( -0.82%)|
|7||79.78||2.71M||-1.11 ( -1.39%)|
|8||114.82||2.65M||0.14 ( 0.12%)|
|9||0.429||2.26M||-0.005 ( -1.17%)|
|10||55.48||2.07M||-0.14 ( -0.25%)|
|11||13.03||1.53M||0.27 ( 2.07%)|
|12||17.33||1.46M||0.42 ( 2.42%)|
|13||0.1612||1.20M||-0.0012 ( -0.74%)|
|14||47.83||1.12M||-0.07 ( -0.15%)|
|15||104.8||1.09M||2.95 ( 2.81%)|
|16||0.1||1.07M||0 ( 0%)|
|17||348||851.51K||-4 ( -1.15%)|
|18||77.42||810.18K||-0.3 ( -0.39%)|
|19||92.86||775.66K||0.24 ( 0.26%)|
|20||15.31||768.57K||-0.085 ( -0.56%)|