For the third consecutive month
IFX hits record high
Iran Fara Bourse overall index, IFX, shot up 161 points or 11.6% to close at 1556.4 on August 29. It was a new historic high for IFX standing at 1578.17 on August 27.
The Total number of trading days in August 2018 amounted to 20 days and the daily average volume of trades accounted for 729.8 million sheets worth 112.3 million dollars, up about 84% and 81% respectively from July 2018.
Moreover, overall 14,597 million sheets worth 2,245 million dollars of securities changed hands on August 2018 on IFB up 172% and 92% from August 2017 and up 67% and 65% from July 2018 respectively.
Notably, value traded of the Listed Equity i.e. First and second markets, SME and Base market (A) amounted to US$ 703.79 million and value of trades for Unlisted Equity i.e. Base Market (B&C) accounted for US$ 183 million. This month total volume traded of the Listed Equities reached 9,392.04 million sheets.
Meanwhile, the total volume traded of the Listed securities or Structured Financial Products (i.e. ETFs, Mortgage Rights, Debt Market and Underwriting) reached 300 million sheets worth US$ 1357 million indicating an increase in both value and volume as compared to July 2018.
Base Metals and Chemical Products are the top two sectors in terms of the value of trades in the equity market (excluding block trades) contributing 19% & 12% to the total amount (value of trades).
Highlights of the Month
Iran Fara Bourse stock exchange announced its top six brokers in debt and equity markets based on 2017 trading statistics this month. These top brokers were introduced to FEAS to take part in Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges annual conference on Fintech.
Also, IFB announced the details of the crowdfunding directive which was ratified by Securities and Exchange Organization (SEO) before. Iran Fara Bourse will be the executive arm in implementing the directive that will be in effect soon (http://en.ifb.ir/RELEASES/NewsDetail?id=32).
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