Monthly Trading Report - February 2018

PUBLISHED ON 12-Mar-2018

The value of equities traded in February 2018 reached USD 111,021,119, a decrease of 15% from USD 130,020,990 in February  2017 and of  16% from USD 131,535,243 in January 2018. Volume in February 2018 reached 13,819,486 shares, up 46% from 9,450,036 shares in February 2017 and down 23% from 17,867,500  shares in January 2018.

The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended February 2018 at 3,320.85, down 2.8% from 3,417.09 at the end of January 2018 and up 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 25.7 million in February 2018, a decline of 47% from AED 48.5 million in January 2018. A total of 119,946 contracts traded in February, down 55% from 269,163 contracts in January. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in February was Menacorp followed by Integrated Securities and then Al Ramz Capital. 

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
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 43.21 %
Arqaam Securities 28.63%
Al Safwa Mubasher 10.78%
SHUAA Capital 4.94%
Menacorp 3.65%
Emirates NBD Securities 1.79%
Deutsche Bank 1.70 %
FAB Securities 1.25%
SICO (UAE) 1.06%
Integrated Securities 1.03%
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