Monthly Insights

Monthly Insights

Trends in commodity derivatives volumes (Jan – May 2019)

Published: Jun 2019
Commodities markets saw a fair bit of volatility over the first five months of 2019.
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Equity options and futures volumes (January – April 2019)

Published: May 2019
In this article we look at trading activity (measured by volume traded) in single stock and stock index options and futures over the January to April 2019 period when compared to the same period in 2018.
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Q1 2019 Market Update

Published: Apr 2019
In this article we examine trends in equity, exchange trade products (ETPs) and derivatives markets in Q1 2019.
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Recent IPO regional trends

Published: Mar 2019
Dr. Stefano Alderighi, Senior Economist - Researcher at the WFE writes about recent IPO regional trends.
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Median Simple Spreads in 2018

Published: Feb 2019
This month we examine the performance of a WFE indicator called the Median Simple Spread (MSS).
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Trends in Market Capitalisation

Published: Jan 2019
The overall market capitalisation of exchanges as at end 2018 was 76.6 trillion USD. This figure is based on data received from 76 exchanges worldwide.
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New listings and investment flows through IPOs

Published: Dec 2018
In this article we look at the new listings and investment flows through IPOs in the month of November 2018 when compared to November 2017. We also look into new listings and investment flows in the January to November 2018 period when compared to the same period in 2017.
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Market Activity in October 2018

Published: Nov 2018
Stock markets across the globe saw a sell-off in Oct 2018 and benchmark indices fell to record low levels. In this article we examine market activity as reflected by value and volumes of trades in equities and ETFs against this backdrop.
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Q3 Markets Update

Published: Oct 2018
Market performance in Q3 2018 was mixed. While in the Americas region strong economic results and growing corporate profits in the US boosted markets, in Europe, tensions with respect to a trade war with the US, banking sector exposure to vulnerable emerging markets and the uncertainty stemming from Brexit negotiations were among factors affecting market sentiment.