Money Market Rate Increased Marginally as Overnight Rate Rose to 5.00%


Monday, November 12, 2018 / 06:10 PM / Anchoria AM Research


Money Market 

The money market rate increased marginally last week as the Overnight rate (OVN) and Open Buy Back (OBB) rose to 5.00% and 4.25% respectively. Consequently, the average money market rate rose by 0.20% to settle at 4.63% due to decreased system liquidity to close at cN600bn. Inflow for the week included: OMO bills maturity of cN375.98bn Outflow included: two (2) OMO sales of cN681.21bn, bi-weekly FX retail auction and Wholesale, Invisible and SME FX auction of $210mn.


We expect rates to inch up on Monday as banks are expected to fund for another round of FX sales in the Wholesale, Invisibles and SME Market. Barring significant inflow during the week, we expect the money market rates to moderate at its current level.














Source: Anchoria AM Research, FMDQ OTC



The Brent Crude oil and WTI Crude oil fell by 3.11% and 3.96% to close at $70.18 per barrel and $60.19 per barrel respectively. This represents five weeks of a consecutive fall in the prices of the Crude Oil futures.


The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies may consider the possibility of reducing production again next year as they meet at Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 11 November 2018. Meanwhile, US government data showed nationwide stockpiles rose by 5.78 million barrels last week, beyond expectations for a two million-barrel gain.


Fixed Income


The Bond market continued its bearish trend last week with yields rising across most maturities traded except for the 2036 bond that witnessed 5bps dip in yield. Average yield rose by 9bps to close the week at 15.44%. Some factors responsible for the continual bearish trend in the bond market include:

a)     Uncertainty about the direction of yield

b)     Expectation of hike in inflation rate

c)      Anticipated FGN Eurobond auction this month

d)     Reduced interest of local institutional investors (Asset Managers and Pension Fund Managers)


We expect the bearish trend to continue in the new week as market participants maintains a cautious outlook on bond yield.

Secondary Market

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Source: Anchoria AM Research, FMDQ OTC


Treasury Bills

Due to a buoyant system liquidity at the earlier part of the week, the treasury bills market started on a bullish note. However, with multiple OMO sales during the week, participants became cautious leaving the market to close in the bearish zone. Consequently, the average yield rose by 15bps to close the week at 13.67%. Market activities were relatively quiet as the value of transactions fell to N1.12 trillion from N6.00 trillion in the previous week.


We expect T-bills Primary Market Auction on Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 to dictate market activities during the week.

Secondary Market

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Source: Anchoria AM Research, FMDQ OTC


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