The value of equities traded in May 2019 reached USD 180,391,496, up 14% from USD 157,980,350 in May 2018 and down 18% from USD 218,662,112 in April 2019. Volume in May 2019 reached 11,993,219 shares, down 48% from 22,973,913 shares in May 2018 and down 39% from 19,691,117 shares in April 2019.
The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended May 2019 at 3,156.43, down 6% from 3,351.59 at the end of April 2019 and up 2.7% from 3,074.32 at the end of December 2018.
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.
On Nasdaq Dubai’s equity futures market, traded value reached AED 25.07 million in May 2019, a 47%
decrease from AED 47.50 million in April 2019. A total of 91,635 contracts traded in May 2019, down 59% from 225,538 contracts in April 2019. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in May 2019 was Brokerage House Securities, followed by Al Ramz Capital and then Integrated Securities.
The futures market currently consists of single stock futures on 17 UAE-listed companies and 12 Saudi Arabia-listed companies, as well as index futures on DFM’s DFMGI index, ADX’s ADI index, MSCI’s UAE equity index and the FTSE Saudi Arabia Index.
Members market share
|Top 10 brokers||% of equities traded value|
|EFG-Hermes Brokerage||50.05 %|
|Al Safwa Mubasher||5.89 %|
|SICO Financial Brokerage||1.50%|
|Al Ramz Capital||0.61%|
|FAB Securities||0.55 %|
|Emirates NBD Securities||0.44%|