Press releases 2005
12 December 2005
SETS HEADS FOR RECORD £1 TRILLION VALUE TRADED IN 2005
2005 will be a record year for equity trading across the London Stock Exchange's markets, with a year-to-date growth rate in the number of trades to November of 23 per cent, ahead of the 18 per cent five year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) since 1999.
From January to the end of November 2005, there were 74.5 million trades. This is over 8 million trades more than the total for the whole of 2004. The value traded so far this year is £4.8 trillion, also exceeding the total for last year.
Of these trades, a record 47.3 million trades were carried out on SETS, an increase of 26 per cent on the number of trades from January to the end of November 2004 and more than the total for the whole of last year by over six million trades. The value traded on SETS this year to the end of November was £970.2 billion, again higher than the total value traded on SETS during the whole of last year.
During November, the total number of trades carried out on the Exchange increased on November 2004 to 7.5 million – a 16 per cent increase on the previous year. The total value traded was £511.8 billion, an increase of 13 per cent on the total value traded during November 2004.
The value traded on SETS during the month increased 33 per cent on November 2004 to £104.4 billion. This was ahead of the 18 per cent rise in the number of SETS trades, up to 4.7 million trades in November 2005, and reflected an increase in the average value of a SETS trade, which rose to £22,000, up from £20,000 in November last year. The average daily number of trades on SETS was 215,582, and the average daily value traded was £4.7 billion.
ETFs had an excellent month, with the number of ETF trades up 39 per cent on November last year to a record 13,631. The total value traded also reached a new high, increasing 132 per cent to £1.3 billion. This included trading in ten new ETFs which listed during the month. Trading in covered warrants also made good progress, with the total number of trades reaching 6,975, and the value traded up 20 per cent on November 2004 to £25.0 million.
There were nine IPOs on the Main Market during November 2005, raising £761 million between them. This included two IPOs from international companies. There were 18 IPOs on AIM, raising £392 million between them.
There were 22 business days in November 2005, the same number as in November 2004.
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- SETS – the electronic order book
It is over seven years since the launch of SETS and the service continues to go from strength to strength. Overall, the market is benefiting from tighter spreads and greater liquidity. Usage of SETS continues to grow, as shown by recent record increases in the number of orders entered, the number of firms using the order book and order book share of business.
SETSmm is the Exchange’s successful trading service for FTSE 250 and other leading non order book securities. By combining the best features of the existing SETS and SEAQ trading services, SETSmm appeals to market users who want to trade electronically, as well as those customers who use the market making system.
Retail trading figures are available from our website at: www.londonstockexchange.com/en-gb/products/membershiptrading/retailtradestat
Figures are available from November 2002 to date.