Incredible Trading Volumes for the JSE

July 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG, 17 July, 17h45 – The JSE experienced incredible trading volumes today with the number of trades reaching 116 740 – the second highest in the history of the stock exchange.

The previous record of 119 971 was set on the 20th of March 2008 and was largely attributed to an exceptionally successful futures close-out.

“Today’s figures were not boosted by a futures close-out, but rather significant activity in the market,” said Russell Loubser, CEO of the JSE Ltd “This has been an exceptionally good day for the JSE.”