Monthly Trading Report - December 2016

PUBLISHED ON 03-Jan-2017

The value of equities traded on Nasdaq Dubai in all of 2016 reached USD 1,243,512,253, a decline of 9.1% from USD 1,367,836,233 in 2015. Volume reached 138,163,286 shares in all of 2016, down 36.8% from 218,621,885 shares in 2015.

The value of equities traded in December 2016 reached USD 115,162,049, an increase of 33.0% from USD 86,614,090 in December 2015 and down 24.0% from USD 151,562,633 in November 2016. 

Volume in December 2016 reached 11,446,420 shares, up 16.5% from 9,829,672 shares in December 2015 and 63.2% down from 31,096,998 shares in November 2016.

The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended December 2016 at 3,294, up 7.0% from 3,079 at the end of November 2016 and up 7.5% from 3,063 at the end of December 2015.     

The index tracks 20 liquid stocks listed on Dubai Financial Market, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Nasdaq Dubai. It has been designed as a hedging and investment mechanism for GCC and international investors.

A total of 533,570 contracts traded on Nasdaq Dubai’s equity futures market from the opening of the market on September 1, 2016, to the end of the year. In December, 191,840 contracts traded, down 13.9% from 222,829 contracts in November 2016. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in December was Menacorp, followed by Al Ramz and then Mubasher.

The futures market currently consists of single stock futures on nine UAE-listed companies: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Aldar Properties, Arabtec Holding, DP World, Dubai Islamic Bank, DXB Entertainments, Emaar Properties, Etisalat and Union Properties. 

Members market share –  December 2016

Top 10 brokers % of equities traded value
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 56
 Mubasher 14.49
 Arqaam Securities 9.99
SHUAA Capital 5.06
Menacorp 5.02
Al Ramz Capital 2.71
Emirates NBD Securities 2.29
Deutsche Bank 1.84
NBAD Securities 0.77
ADCB Securities 0.64
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