The UAE bourses emerged as the star performers in the Arab world in the first few weeks of 2013, with the markets of Abu Dhabi and Dubai gaining more than $4 billion to offset a decline in most other regional exchanges. Read more
The Abu Dhabi stock exchange is looking to list some of the emirate’s large private companies to help boost liquidity on the bourse and ensure its benchmark index better reflects the economy, its chief executive said on Tuesday.
Roadshows for the listings are planned later this year in the Gulf and in London to attract more investors into Abu Dhabi, Rashed al-Baloushi, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Securities Market (ADX), told reporters. Read more
On Monday, the real estate stocks listed on the Dubai Financial Market opened higher.This move supported the bourse advance toward the psychological level of nearly 2,000 points. In the beginning of the week, market was propelled by investor’s hopes for strong dividends. Read more
Since the beginning of 2013 most of the stocks listed on the both UAE stock markets rose. In respect, investors confidence has grown. Now, market participants are more satisfied with the current performance of UAE’s stock market. Significant gains are recorded in more the 21 UAE-listed companies. Read more
- Investor confidence returns as real estate market slightly rebounds and tourism booms
- Institutional volumes grow, with Mubasher posting Year-on-Year volume growth of 56% (UAE), 47% (KSA), 156% (Bahrain), 334% (Egypt) and 536% in Europe
Most regional markets continued their positive start to the year, with some analysts confident that 2013 will see markets return to more stable ground than at any time in the past five years. However, analysts have cautioned that it would be unrealistic to expect pre-crisis highs. Read more
Most people are actually out of cash most of the time. Especially after 2008, since the financial storm swept the world, “lack of liquidity” became a common expression in personal conversations, during business meetings and within white paper publications.
However, there will always be a certain number of people who never get out of cash and a smaller number of organisations who are indeed stuffed with it or even manage rich portfolios. Read more
Mubasher’s award-winning trading platform helping to raise investor confidence in online security
The MENA region has recorded a remarkable 2500% increase in its internet users over the past 10 years, according to the latest research by Arabnet and Discover Digital Arabia. With 72 million internet users and a mobile penetration rate of virtually 100%, it is expected that there will also be a significant growth in online trading. Mubasher Financial Services (MFS), one of the region’s top brokerage firms with subsidiaries in the UAE, Bahrain and associate companies in Egypt and Libya, is contributing to this trend by making online security a cornerstone of its award-winning trading platform. Read more
Microsoft Is Ridiculously Undervalued
This is just a suggestions, but in no way a call for action. Money is yours and decision how to spend it too. However, the following idea is worth considering it, with the clarification that we are not Goldman Sachs and not able to move markets in any way.
In December 1999, Microsoft stock traded at $58. If you invested in Microsoft stock in December 1999, by now you would have lost 54% of your money. The share price closed at $26.70 on January 9, 2013. Read more
At present, market analysts expect that in the first half o 2013, stock markets of UAE and Saudi Arabia will excel in performance compared to the financial markets in other Middle Eastern countries. These expectations are based on the steady economic growth combined with the strategic asset management and optimistic economic forecasts.
This chart shows Apple’s stock performance surrounding iPhone announcements. Investors could make a closer examination.