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Forte Oil Plc trades large volumes as NSE closes bearish

The Nigerian Stock Exchange ended Wednesday’s trading session in negative territory. The All Share Index closed at 29,772.72 basis points, down 0.15%.

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange ended Wednesday’s trading session in negative territory. The All Share Index closed at 29,772.72 basis points, down 0.15%.

Year to date, the index is down 5.27%.

Top Gainers and Losers: Forte Oil Plc was the best performing stock today. The stock gained 10% to close at N34.65. NEM Insurance Plc gained 9.87% to close at N2.45. Thomas Wyatt Plc gained 9.68% to close at N0.34. Dangote Sugar Plc gained 9.09% to close at N12. Ecobank Transnational Inc rounds up the top five gainers for today. The stock gained 7.84% to close at N11.

On the flip side, Presco Plc was the worst performing stock, declining by 9.09% to close at N50. Prestige Assurance Company Plc fell by 9.09% to close at N0.50. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc also fell by 9.09% to close at N0.20. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc fell by 6.28% to close at N1.79. Conoil Plc rounds up the top five losers for the day. The stock shed 5.87% to close at N21.65.

Top Trades by Volume: Forte Oil Plc was the most actively traded stock today. 973 million shares valued at N64 billion were traded in 242 deals. Prestige Assurance Company Plc was next with 53.8 million shares valued at N218 million traded in 21 deals. Etranzact International Plc was next with 42 million shares valued at N100 million traded in 2 deals. FBN Holdings Plc was next with 31.5 million shares valued at N220 million traded in 169 deals. Fidelity Bank Plc rounds up the top five most actively traded stocks today with 5 million shares valued at N94.1 million traded in 78 deals.

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  1. Margaret Giwa

    June 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    I congratulate Forte oil and wish the other traders success next time.

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Twitter CEO auctions his first-ever tweet on Twitter, bidding at $2.5 million

Jack Dorsey is auctioning his first-ever tweet on a website that sells tweets as non-fungible tokens.

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey is auctioning his first-ever tweet on Twitter “just setting up my twttr” on a website that sells tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The tweet was listed for sale on ‘Valuables by Cent’ – a tweets marketplace that was launched three months ago. The tweet was first made in March 2006

The tweet received offers as high as $88,888.88 within minutes of Jack tweeting a link to the listing on” Valuables by Cent” on Friday.

Currently, bidding has reached $2.5 million (€2.1 million) indicating the potential in selling virtual objects that have been authenticated through blockchain technology.

The highest bid for the tweet — $2.5 million — came from Bridge Oracle CEO Sina Estavi. It topped cryptocurrency pioneer, Justin Sun’s $2 million bid.

The final buyer of the tweet will receive a certificate, digitally signed and verified by Jack Dorsey, as well as the metadata of the original tweet. The data will include information such as the time the tweet was posted and its text contents. Most of this information, however, is already publicly available.

According to Valuables by Cent’s terms, 95% of a tweet’s sale will go to the original creator while the remainder will go to the website.

What you should know

  • NFTs is a unique digital certificate that states who owns a photo, video, or other forms of online media.
  • Dorsey’s 15-year-old tweet is one of the most famous tweets ever on the platform.
  • Bidding had reached $2.5 million (€2.1 million) on Saturday, indicating the potential in selling virtual objects that have been authenticated through blockchain technology.
  • More people are currently bidding their tweets on the platform.

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Stock Market

Bamboo’s current rate for buying U.S Stocks weakens to N492/$1

Bamboo is currently offering its users a premium of more than 20% compared to the official exchange rate.

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The fast-rising Nigerian stock broking application, Bamboo, is currently offering an exchange rate of N492 to the dollar.

About two weeks ago,  the Nigerian stock trading app offered an exchange rate of about N484 to $1.

The green-colored trading app known for allowing local-based Nigerians to invest in stocks listed on the world’s biggest stock market (New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ) is currently offering its users a premium of more than 20% compared to the official exchange rate set by the Nigerian apex bank.

READ: Nigerian Bitcoin P2P surges by 15% since CBN Crypto ban

That being said, Nairametrics’s most recent research observed Chaka. ng offers the lowest exchange rate charge of N480 to 1$, other Nigerian-based stock trading apps that include Throve and Risevest currently offer their clients N491.68 and N486 to $1 respectively.

In addition, other leading fintech platforms reviewed by Nairametrics also presently offer exuberant rates as high as about N519 to a dollar, thereby adding more transaction costs on a significant number of Nigerians hoping to trade such financial assets.

A growing number of Nigerians are currently increasing their exposure to the U.S stock market taking to the current bearish trend that is being witnessed in the Nigerian Equity market and growing urge in hedging against the weakening local currency.

Consequently, a lot of Nigerians are flocking the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the account it has about 2,800 companies listed, while the NASDAQ has about 3,300 stocks listed. This gives Nigerian investors numerous options where they can invest their money. It is also why the US economy attracts billions of dollars in portfolio investments annually.

READ: Many Nigerians are trooping into foreign stock markets

Bamboo is an investment platform that gives Africans real-time access to invest in or trade over 3,500 stocks listed on the American and Nigerian exchanges right from their smartphones or personal computer.

In partnership with US-based Drive Wealth LLC, Bamboo provides seamless, secure access to US and Nigerian securities.

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