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On-Exchange Trading

Trading on SIX Swiss Exchange is based on four principles to ensure fairness, transparency and efficiency:

  • Central, order-driven marketplace:
    SIX Swiss Exchange executes all orders through a single, central order book. Execution of the orders is on a price/time priority basis.
  • Market transparency:
    SIX Swiss Exchange publishes all market-related information to ensure that all securities trading processes are transparent.
  • Market liquidity:
    So that trading remains liquid and the market can keep moving, participants are subject to a relative duty to trade on the Exchange. Details regarding this duty are set out in Section 4.5 Rule Book[pdf] and in Directive 3: Trading[pdf].
  • Equal treatment of all participants:
    SIX Swiss Exchange ensures in terms of order entry or the dissemination of information to the same conditions.