Monthly Trading Report - January 2018

PUBLISHED ON 12-Mar-2018

The value of equities traded in January 2018 reached USD 131,535,243, an increase of 9% from USD 120,992,804 in January 2017 and of 89% from USD 69,706,410 in December 2017. Volume in January 2018 reached 17,867,500  shares, up 47% from 12,142,953 shares in January 2017 and 18% higher than 15,184,431 shares in December 2017.

The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended January 2018 at 3,417.09, up 4% 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 48,453,091 in January 2018, an increase of 234% from AED 14,509,424 in December 2017. A total of 269,163 contracts traded in January, up 164% from 101,803 contracts in December. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in January 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: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, ADNOC Distribution, Aldar Properties, Arabtec Holding, DP World, DAMAC Properties, Dubai Financial Market, Dubai Investments, Dubai Islamic Bank, DXB Entertainments, Emaar Development, Emaar Malls, Emaar Properties, Etisalat, GFH Financial Group, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and Union Properties.

Members market share

Top 10 brokers % of equities traded value
EFG-Hermes Brokerage 64.80 %
Al Safwa Mubasher 12.17%
Arqaam Securities 11.32 %
SHUAA Capital 3.19%
Emirates NBD Securities 2.42%
Menacorp 0.76%
Union Bank 0.75%
Abu Dhabi Islamic Securities 0.69%
Mashreq Securities 0.68%
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