Nigeria’s largest industrialist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, will tomorrow take over as the President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), following the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Lagos last Friday upholding his three appeals against cases that led to the nullification of his election as president of the exchange
Analysis of the market activity in the week ended June 15, 2012 technically revealead increased in optimistic trading and improved bargain posture laced with speculative propensity in the investors’ trading pattern as against sustained increase in pessimistic trading with growing sell tendency observed in the previous week’s performance.
Further analysis revealed improved risk appetite as active patronage and unrelenting bargain approach was observed towards active penny stocks while stocks below N5.00 dominated investors’ radar in the week under review.
Trading activities closed positive in the week after five weekly session of negative outlook as the three-day rally witnessed in the early sessions of the week lifted market back to the positive territory while NSE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lotus Capital for the development and management of a certified Shari'ah compliant Index which would increase the variety of investment classes in Nigeria as the Islamic Equity Index joins the family of indices of The NSE.
Furthermore, the bulls resurfaced on the Nigerian bourse after nine consecutive session of negative position as ASI moves up by +1.34% to open the first trading day of the week optimistic bargain activities significantly outweighed sell pressure amid improve breadth while market maintained positive outlook for the second session just as weak market sentiments permeates across the main board with NSE Index consolidating by +0.27%.