Market Update

Nigerian Equities Market Update: Market Sustained Recovery as NSEASI Added 47Bpts

Climbing further green zones, the lead performance pointer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange bagged another 47Bpts as the trading points improved to 32981.63 from 32,827.98. All observed market indices agreed with bullish investors as they all closed above their respective opening points. Week to Date, market is up by 161Bpts while total loss within the month shrank to 41Bpts. See index movement for details.

Value gained by the market capitalization of the listed equities during today’s trading activities was N52.957 billion, same as 47Bpts above the opening value. Meanwhile, trading activities for the day produced 29 advancers and 15 lagers. NSEASI Year to Date gain is 22.72% while the Market Capitalization Year to Date gain stood at N2.120 trillion same as 22.93% above the year’s opening value.

In a reduced momentum, the market seems to be building a new trend. There are two major encouraging factors packaged in the trend. First is the fact that it retained good portions of points garnered during the just concluded bullish moves, this is quite encouraging. Also, the slow and steady trendy pattern will sustain portfolio gains and further establish traders’ confidence around the market arena, if sustained.

Nevertheless, the nature of the expected half year results will go a long way in determining the overall market direction. We are of the opinion that trades, especially those taken with short term objectives, must be done with the two eyes wide open, care should be taken to avoid every form of greed, thus, timely decisions should be taken in case the market received negative reactions to half year financials.

As noted in our previous updates, the risk of playing short term has increased and will remain so until the new trend is fully established. Safe Trade.

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