Monthly Trading Report - April 2018
The value of equities traded in April 2018 reached USD 90,103,595, a decrease of 19% from USD 111,043,797 in April 2017 and an increase of 18% from USD 76,462,370 in March 2018. Volume in April 2018 reached 15,596,880 shares, down 71% from 54,702,575 shares in April 2017 and 3.8% lower than 16,113,975 shares in March 2018.
The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended April 2018 at 3,254.81, up 0.5% from 3,239.60 at the end of March 2018 and down 1% from 3,288.69 at the end of December 2017.
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 14 million in April 2018, an increase of 9% from AED 12.8 million in March 2018. A total of 89,642 contracts traded in April, up 44% from 62,277 contracts in March. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in April was Al Ramz Capital followed by EFG Hermes and then Integrated Securities.
The futures market currently consists of single stock futures on 17 UAE-listed companies as well as index futures on DFM’s DFMGI index and ADX’s ADI index.
Members market share
|Top 10 brokers||% of equities traded value|
|Al Safwa Mubasher||5.81%|
|Emirates NBD Securities||4.51%|