Monday 17, April 2017 by Georgina Enzer

AED 36.5 billion in credit facilities provided to investors during Q1 2017

The total value of margin trading facilities provided by brokerage companies operating at ADX and DFM amounted to AED 36.5 billion during the first quarter of 2017, according to WAM, an increase of 46 per cent over the same period in 2016.

According to official statistics, the margin trading accounted for 27.8 per cent of the total transactions conducted at ADX and DFM during the period from January till March 2017, which totalled AED 131 billion.

The DFM accounted for the largest share of margin trading, reaching AED 29.44 billion, which is equal to 30.55 per cent of the total cash inflows to the market since the beginning of the year, valued at AED 96.44 billion.

The month of January witnessed the highest levels of margin trading facilities, amounting to more than AED 17 billion at ADX and DFM, while March saw the lowest level.

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