Three JSE trading records set in one week

May 11, 2010


 

JOHANNESBURG, 10 May 2010 – Latest JSE trading figures indicate that a record number of trades were executed on the exchange this past Friday (07/05/10). The new trading record of one hundred and eighty nine thousand two hundred and fifty three trades (189,253) trades is valued at more than R30 billion.

 

This record breaks the previous trading record also set last week Wednesday (05/05/10) of one hundred and eighty four thousand three hundred and thirty six trades (184,336) trades.

 

The total number of trades on the exchange for last week was also a record 751,381 trades toppling the previous record of 535,883 set in October 2008 in the midst of the Global Financial Crisis.

 

“This record trading week is due to increased global uncertainty, both in Europe and the United States. This fear in the marketplace leads to increased volatility and increased trading activity,” says Leanne Parsons, Head of Equities Trading at the JSE.  

 

Today’s JSE’s SAVI Volatility Index currently sits at 30.30% moving up sharply from 18% a month ago (10/04/2010). 

 

 

Trading statistics for the 7/05/2010

Volume

1,018,433,885

Value

R30,613,372K

Number of trades

189,253

Trading statistics for the 5/05/2010

Volume

431,071,716

Value

R 20,143,645K

Number of trades

184,336

 

 

 Values for the JSE All Share Index (03/05/2010 – 07/05/2010)

 

Date

Value

2010/05/03

28630.82

2010/05/04

27935.85

2010/05/05

27616.68

2010/05/06

27512.83

2010/05/07

26515.07

 

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Victoria Williams                                      

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Leanne Parsons                                                                                                                                   

Head of Equities Trading                                                                                                                           

JSE Ltd                                                                                                                                           

Tel: (011) 520 7340

Email: leannep@jse.co.za

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