Better than expected on the Nordic stock exchanges

In April, 1,850,719 trades were made in stocks, warrants and options among Nordnet’s customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. That corresponds to 105,755 trades on average per day. The total number of transactions is lower in April than the record month March 2017. However, the number of trading days in April was fewer than in March, which results in that the average number of trades per day is 5 percent higher than the previous month.

The first quarterly reports were in general better than expected and the positive sentiment as well as the high activity among the savers continues. April was a good month for all the Nordic markets, which increased with 1-6 percent. Since the Brexit election in June last year, the Swedish stock exchange has had positive development ten months in a row, despite the downturns in the large corporations H&M and Ericsson. In addition, the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has had a tough month, but in spite of that, the Danish stock exchange was strong and the OMXC20 index increased with 5.8 percent during April, says Håkan Nyberg. 

Table: Nordnet’s total trades on all exchanges and market places for all customers, and average number of trades per day. Average number of trades per day is calculated as total trades divided by the number of days the Swedish exchanges are open.

April April Change March Change
2017 2016 one year 2017 one month
Number of trades
Sweden 999 973 971 969 2,9% 1 232 295 -18,9%
Norway 239 358 258 009 -7,2% 369 170 -35,2%
Denmark 274 968 310 169 -11,3% 356 557 -22,9%
Finland 336 420 300 840 11,8% 351 777 -4,4%
Total 1 850 719 1 840 987 0,5% 2 309 799 -19,9%
Average per day 105 755 87 666 20,6% 100 426 5,3%
Traded value cash market (SEK million)* 56 163 64 744 -13,3% 69 119 -18,7%

* Cash market relates to trades in stocks, warrants, ETFs and certificate.

See CEO Håkan Nyberg and Head of Communications Johan Tidestad comment the monthly statistics tomorrow on Wednesday May 3 at 14:00 CET on Twitter/Periscope. Link from Twitter @Nordnet.

For more information, please contact:
Håkan Nyberg, CEO Nordnet 
hakan.nyberg@nordnet.se, +46 703 970 904

Johan Tidestad, Head of Communications 
johan.tidestad@nordnet.se, +46 708 875 775

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