Bern Stock Exchange (BX Swiss)

The BX Swiss (formerly the Berne eXchange) is a securities exchange in Bern, Switzerland. The BX Swiss has a long history, having been founded in 1880. The exchange switched from an open outcry trading floor to a phone-based exchange in 1991 and became fully electronic in 2002.

The exchange lists more than 20 primary company listings, including major players in the Swiss manufacturing, retail and real estate sectors.

Seven major Swiss banks act as market participants. Like the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Bern stock exchange is regulated by Swiss financial regulator FINMA and is subject to Swiss law. The Stuttgart Stock Exchange holds a majority stake in the BX Swiss.

Securities traded on the BX Swiss include stocks, bonds, investment funds and derivatives. Additionally, the BX Swiss hosts secondary listings for around 1700 additional securities (Swiss and international). All listings on the exchange are denominated by Swiss francs and can be traded without additional currency exchange costs for investors.

You can find more information in the guide to trading on the BX Swiss exchange here.

The Bern Exchange Index (BIRW) tracks the performance of stocks listed on the exchange.

Trading hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CET (UTC+1)
Settlement cycle: T+2

Trading guides:
Comprehensive comparison of Swiss online brokers
Key tips for successful trading
Common pitfalls of stock trading

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