Home Markets Daily Updates on Bonds, Treasury Bills, Forex and Oil Prices

Daily Updates on Bonds, Treasury Bills, Forex and Oil Prices


Daily performance of major economic indicators and highlights from tradings sessions and key statistics such as Treasury Bills, bonds, FX rates, inflation, oil price.

Funding Rates Close Stable as FAAC Inflows Bolster System Liquidity

***FG plans to borrow N1.6tn in 2019*** — DMO

Key Indicators


The FGN Bond market traded slightly bearish as selling interests persisted on the mid to long end of the curve. We however witnessed slight demand on the short end of the curve (2022s), with yields ending the session c.4bps higher on the day.

We expect the market to remain relatively quiet going into the new week, with market players speculating on the possibility for increased supply of bonds in the new quarter.

Treasury Bills

The T-bills market remained relatively flat despite the continued absence of an OMO auction by the CBN. Trades were mostly order driven and on the mid to long end of the curve, with yields marginally lower by c.3bps on the day.

Market players have maintained a cautions stance in anticipation of a renewed OMO auction by the CBN, given the inflows from FAAC payments which have bolstered system liquidty levels. We consequently expect the market to be relatively stable in the near term, baring a continued hold off on OMO which could taper rates slightly lower.

Money Market

Rates in the money market remained relatively stable as the CBN held off on OMO, while inflows from FAAC payments (c.N300bn) helped moderate funding pressures from the retail FX provisioning by banks. The OBB and OVN rates consequently ended the session at 9.86% and 10.67%, with system liquidity estimated at c.N200bn closing the week.

We expect rates to remain relatively stable opening the new week, barring a significant OMO sale by the CBN.

FX Market

At the Interbank, the Naira/USD rate remained unchanged at N306.95/$ (spot) and N355.78/$ (SMIS). The NAFEX closing rate in the I&E window appreciated by 0.03% to N360.68/$, as market turnover rose higher by 77% to $359m. At the parallel market, the cash rate appreciated markedly by 0.22% to N357.50/$ whilst the transfer rate remained unchanged at N364.00/$.


The NGERIA Sovereigns turned bullish in today’s session, with renewed interests witnessed mostly on the long end of the curve. Yields were consequently lower by c.13bps on the day

In the NGERIA Corps, Investors remained bullish on the ZENITH and FIDBAN 22s, while they turned slightly bearish on the ACCESS 21s sub and FBNNL 21s.


Contact us:

Dealing Desk: 01-6311667 | Dayo: 07032208237 | Seyi: 08023231396 | Nnamdi: +2348133385000 | Tosin: +2347039394376

Email: research@zedcrestcapital.com


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Understanding Mutual Fund Fees

INSIGHT: Why you really should consider investing in mutual fund today

A Mutual Fund is a Trust or Company that pools money from many investors and invests in a specified class of securities such as stocks, bonds, real estate or a balanced mix of asset classes.
Ellah Lakes appoints new Managing Director, Ellah Lakes appoints Chuka Mordi, Ellah Lakes acquires Telluria Limited, Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE has placed these 34 companies on red alert

Authorities of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has placed red alerts on some 34 quoted companies as a disciplinary measure for breaching some of its extant rules.
Union Bank shareholders endorse N54.4bn balance sheet reduction

Union Bank’s shareholders approve N54.5 billion capital restructuring

Union Bank of Nigeria shareholders recently approved the proposal to cancel N54.46 billion accumulated permanent losses in the books of the commercial bank.