Monthly Trading Report - March 2018

PUBLISHED ON 02-Apr-2018

The value of equities traded in March 2018 reached USD 76,462,370, a decrease of 50% from USD 152,723,641 in March 2017 and of 31% from USD 111,021,119 in February 2018. Volume in March 2018 reached 16,113,975 shares, up 9% from 14,735,512 shares in March 2017 and 17% higher than 13,819,486 shares in February 2018.

The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended March 2018 at 3212.26, down 3.3% from 3,320.85 at the end of February 2018 and 2.3% 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 12.8 million in March 2018, a decline of 50% from AED 25.7 million in February 2018. A total of 62,277 contracts traded in March, down 48% from 119,946 contracts in February. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in March was Al Ramz Capital followed by EFG Hermes and then Menacorp. 

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 47.32 %
Arqaam Securities 26.45%
Al Safwa Mubasher 9.21 %
Emirates NBD Securities 7.1%
1 SHUAA Capital 3.38%
Deutsche Bank 1.39 %
Menacorp 1.24%
Integrated Securities 0.92%
FAB Securities 0.88%
Al Ramz Capital 0.67%
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