New trading record for JSE Equity Market

JOHANNESBURG, 19 December 2014 – At a time of great volatility in capital markets caused by recent global events, the JSE recorded the highest value of trades executed in its history on the exchange yesterday.  

The Equity Market recorded trades valued at R53.7 billion. This breaks the previous record of R38.1 billion traded on 14 September 2012 by 41%.

“This is a wonderful milestone for the JSE and we believe that this record can be attributed to positive global equity sentiment coupled with an active Equity Derivatives Futures Close Out yesterday,” says Leanne Parsons, Director of Trading and Market Services at the JSE.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 125 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. 

Issued by:
Roz Thomas 
H+K Strategies South Africa