Financial Markets Today

Financial Markets Today

Yields on global treasuries in Developed Economies (DMs) declined significantly today, dropping to their lowest in more than 2years, with the German 10yr treasury crashing to its lowest in history at -0.32% and the U.S. 10yr treasury declining to its lowest since September 2017 at +2.025%. This came off the back of deepened dovish comments by the European Central Bank (ECB)’s President – Mario Draghi, of the possible rate cuts and quantitative easing (QE) by the ECB should economic growth deteriorate further in the Eurozone and inflation remain below its 2% target.

With high expectation for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank to maintain its key benchmark interest at 2.25% – 2.50%, we expect investors to be remain keen on softer monetary policy comments by the FOMC chairman at the end of its 2-day policy meeting tomorrow.





Banking system liquidity opened positive today with ca ₦216.80bn with no major funding need by the banks. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) did not conduct an Open Market Operation (OMO) auction today.

Treasury Bills
The treasury bills secondary market continued on a bullish note today, with interbank liquidity remaining positive. There was demand on short-dated maturities, as average rates marginally shed ca -2bps day-on-day, with market focus shifting to tomorrows primary market auction. Kindly find below our expectations:

1 19-Jun-19 91-Day 3,000,000,000.00 10.00% 9.75%-10.00%
2 19-Jun-19 182-Day 4,000,000,000.00 11.9499% 11.75%-12.00%
3 19-Jun-19 364-Day 10,614,000,000.00 12.34% 11.90%-12.15%

Bank Placements
Open Buy Back (OBB) and Overnight (O/N) rates traded lower day-on-day at 7.21% and 7.71% from 8.86% and 9.43%. Average fixed deposit rates amongst banks monitored showed:
– tier-1 rated banks at 3.00% for 30 – 60 days tenor on ₦10mln – ₦100mln.
– tier-2 rated banks at 7.00% for 30 – 60 days tenor on ₦10mln – ₦100mln.

Investors’ showed some appetite for bonds in the secondary market today, with demand on mid-to-long dated maturities. Average yields shed ca -3bps day-on-day, with the February 2028 maturity closing at 14.55% from 14.62%.


Bullish sentiments persisted in the nation’s Eurobonds market today, with yields dropping across the curve. This can be attributed to reports of a call conversation between U.S. President – Donald Trump and Chinese Premier – Chinese Premier – Xi Jinping on possible resumption of trade negotiations as well as the news that the Federal Government of Nigeria will not be floating new/additional Eurobonds this year. Average yields shed ca -13bps day-on-day, with the January 2049 maturity closing at 8.54% from 8.68%.

The Nigerian equities market continued on a negative note today, with the Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index (NSE ASI) marginally shedding ca -0.39% day-on-day to close at 29,818.80pts, and market’s year-to-date returns at -5.13%. This was largely due to losses in MTN Nigeria Plc (-0.75%), Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (-0.32%) and Dangote Cement Plc (-0.16%).

The NSE Banking, Industrial and Oil & Gas indices gained ca +32bps, +4bps and +47bps respectively, while the Consumer goods index shed ca -122bps. Wema Bank Plc led the volume chart with ca 2.39bn while Zenith Bank Plc value charts with ca ₦8.2bn.

The Naira remained flat against the dollar in the interbank market at ₦306.95/$1, but weakened in the parallel market at ₦362/$1 from ₦361/$1. It also weakened against the Pound sterling and Euro at ₦463/₤1 and ₦405/€1 from ₦462/₤1 and ₦402/€1 respectively, in the parallel market. The FMDQ Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) Fixing rate depreciated day-on-day at ₦360.34/$1 from ₦360.32/$1.

Crude oil prices reversed earlier losses today, with Brent crude oil price gaining ca +2.13% day-on-day at $62.24pb, after U.S. President – Donald Trump disclosed he had a phone call with the Chinese Premier – Xi Jinping, and a planned meeting at the forth-coming G-20 meeting, in a potential resumption of trade negotiations. WTI gained ca +3.76% day-on-day at $53.88pb, as at report time. Spot gold shed ca +0.5659% at $1,350.50 per ounce.

Top 5 Equitiy Advancers
Name (Symbol) Closing Price Gain(N) % Change
CHAMPION 1.20 1.20 +10.00%
NEM 2.05 2.05 +8.78%
UNITYBNK 0.70 0.70 +8.57%
LINKASSURE 0.48 0.48 +8.33%
OANDO 3.70 3.70 +6.76%
Top 5 Equity Decliners
Name (Symbol) Closing Price Gain(N) % Change
OKOMUOIL 74.00 74.00 -10.00%
ABCTRANS 0.30 0.30 -10.00%
INTBREW 18.55 18.55 -9.97%
CAP 31.10 31.10 -9.97%
JBERGER 21.65 21.65 -9.93%
Benchmark T-Bills Discount Rates
18-Jun-19 17-Jun-19 Change in Rates
86 Days                                      . 10.67% 10.67% 0.00%
177 Days- 11.61% 11.59% 0.02%
359 Days. 12.34% 12.34% 0.00%
Source: FMDQ DQL for 18 June 2019
Benchmark FGN Bond Yields
18-Jun-19 17-Jun-19 Change in Yield
3 yrs: 16.00% 15-Jul-2021 14.82% 14.87% -0.05%
5 yrs: 15.54% 27-Apr 2023 14.37% 14.37% 0.00%
10 yrs: 13.98% 23-Feb 2028 14.55% 14.62% -0.07%
20 yrs: 16.25% 18-Apr 2037  . 14.77% 14.77% 0.00%
Source: FMDQ DQL for 18 June 2019
Benchmark FGN EuroBond Yields
18-Jun-19 17-Jun-19 Change in Yield
3 yrs: NGERIA 6 3/4 01/28/21 4.53% 4.70% -0.17%
5 yrs: NGERIA 6 3/8 07/12/23 5.38% 5.50% -0.12%
10 yrs: NGERIA 6 1/2 11/28/27 7.08% 7.22% -0.14%
20 yrs: NGERIA 7.696 02/23/38 8.01% 8.16% -0.15%
30 yrs: NGERIA 9.248 01/21/49 8.54% 8.68% -0.14%
Source: FMDQ DQL for 18 June 2019
AIICO Money Market Fund (AMMF)
Net Yield (As at current date) 13.18% per annum
Added Benefit Personal accident insurance cover
AIICO Capital Guaranteed Income Note (GIN) Rates p.a.
Amount (NGN) 30 Days 60 Days 90 Days 180 Days 364 Days
10,000,001 – 50,000,000 10.00 10.50 11.00 12.00 13.00
50,000,001 – 100,000,000 11.00 11.25 11.50 12.50 14.00
100,000,001 – 400,000,000 12.00 12.25 12.50 13.00 14.50
Trading Treasury Bills Rates p.a.
Maturity Dates Tenor (Days) Discount Rate Effective Yield
01-Aug-19 44 4.75% 4.78%
17-Oct-19 121 11.10% 11.52%
07-Nov-19 142 11.30% 11.82%
16-Jan-20 212 11.80% 12.67%
Select Macro-economic Indices
Inflation % (May 2019) 11.40 (+0.26% ytd)
PMI (May 2019) 57.80
MPR (%) 13.5 (-5%/+2% around mid-point)
CRR (%) 22.5
Brent Crude Price US$ pbbl 62.24 (+2.13% d/d)
External Reserve (US$’billion) 45.118 (+1.48% ytd)
GDP % (Q1 2019) +2.01% (Q4 2018: +2.38% y/y)
NSE All Share Index (ASI) 29,818.80 (-0.39% d/d; -5.13% ytd)
Market Capitalisation (₦’Trillion) 13.14

Financial Markets Update – 18 June 2019

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