Trading Report - August 2018

PUBLISHED ON 03-Oct-2018

The value of equities traded in August 2018 reached USD 85,075,459, almost unchanged from USD 85,074,950 in August 2017 and 0.7% lower than USD 85,677,823 in July 2018. Volume in August 2018 reached 7,888,288 shares, down 56% from 18,081,604 shares in August 2017 and up 6% from 7,444,820 shares in July 2018.

The FTSE Nasdaq Dubai UAE 20 index ended August 2018 at 3,277.94, almost unchanged from 3,279.05 at the end of July 2018 and down 0.3% 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 12.51 million in August 2018, an increase of 7% from AED 11.65 million in July 2018. A total of 22,620 contracts traded in August, down 79% from 107,500 contracts in July. The most active broker by value on the equity futures market in August was Integrated Securities followed by Brokerage House 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 81.83%
Arqaam Securities 9.98%
Al Safwa Mubasher 1.74%
SICO 1.67%
Emirates NBD Securities 1.54%
SHUAA Capital 0.98%
Integrated Securities 0.84%
Menacorp 0.45%
Daman Securities 0.28%
Al Ramz Capital 0.17%
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