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Extensive protection thanks to regulated trading conditions

At SIX Swiss Exchange, you can rely on regulated and secure trading. We ensure continuous trading, allowing you to respond to market developments flexibly and in real time.

The market control unit of SIX Swiss Exchange ensures transparent, efficient and liquid trading with the objective of treating investors and participants equally and protecting investors. As Sponsored Foreign Shares are traded in a market making segment, we also monitor compliance with the minimum volumes and maximum bid/ask spreads to be fulfilled by the Sponsors (Market Makers).

Transparency enhances security

The higher the level of transparency, the easier it is for investors to make the right decisions. On our website, we provide you with a broad information offering. You can view all the relevant trading information for each security. During trading hours, an electronic order book is displayed, allowing you to track buy and sell orders awaiting execution, as well as volumes for each price step.

Tasks of the Stock Exchange

The most important role of the stock exchange is that of an intermediary between supply and demand. For example, stock exchanges allow investors to quickly find a buyer or seller of a given security at low transaction costs. However, only the transaction price is determined at the exchange; no securities are transferred there.

Centralizing supply and demand

The centralization of supply and demand ensures that all potential buyers and sellers meet and that the resulting prices are in line with market conditions. The more lively the trading, the more liquid the market, i.e. the faster a seller finds a buyer and vice versa. Liquidity is indicated by the spread, i.e. the price difference (measured in per cent) between the highest bid price and the lowest asked price.