The SMI and the world of indices

The SMI and the world of indices

The Swiss stock index SMI was calculated for the first time on 1 July 1988 and thus celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. In this podcast episode, Andrea Weidemann, Director of the Finance Museum, talks to Dr. Christian Bahr. He is Head Index Services at SIX and therefore also responsible for the SMI (Swiss Market Index). Find out what Swiss pension funds have to do with the SMI, how and why the SMI is composed and what other indices there are.

This episode is available in German only.

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Past exhibition: "30 Years of the SMI: Stock Indices Explained"

In the special exhibition "30 Years of the SMI: Stock Indices Explained", we took the 30th anniversary of the leading Swiss index as an opportunity to take a deeper look into the topic of indices. Calculated for the first time in 1988 with a base of 1,500 points, the SMI quickly rose to become Switzerland's most important share index. But what is a blue-chip index anyway? What are indices used for? And since when have they existed? From 1 June 2018 to autumn 2019, the exhibition focused on these and many other questions and explained the origin, history and significance of the SMI, Dow Jones, Nikkei & Co.

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