Posts Tagged ‘Malta Government Stocks’

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- A review of the Maltese bond market in 2016

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Following last week’s round-up of the Maltese equity market, a review of the bond market in 2016 is also warranted. Conventional finance theory states that investors are generally more exposed to volatility when investing in shares as opposed to bonds. Well, this theory did not hold again in 2016 as the movement in Malta Government […]

Malta Government Stocks - 2017 MGS Indicative Calendar

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

On 5 January, the Treasury of Malta announced that the amount of issuance of Malta Government Stocks during 2017 will not exceed €600 million. The funds raised will be used to finance the government’s borrowing requirements (estimated at €128.3 million) as well as to finance the redemption of five MGS issues totalling €371.8 million and […]

- Daily Market Highlights (05.01.17)

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
  • The MSE Share Index posted its first drop in …
  • The decline in the local equity index was …
  • A single deal of 35,000 shares pulled the …
  • The other negative performing equities …
  • Light volumes were also traded in the …
  • Malta International Airport plc held on to …
  • In contrast, HSBC, BOV, RS2 and GO all …

- Will the great rotation really take place now?

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The phrase “the great rotation” was originally penned by an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2012 when it was being predicted that the record-low bond yields will prompt investors to rotate out of sovereign bonds and into shares. Bond yields in the US had dropped to record low levels at the time […]

- The MGS market after Trump

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

In last week’s article I documented the unexpected reaction across equity, bond and foreign exchange markets following the surprising election of the Republican nominee Donald Trump to the White House. From the various telephone calls and emails received in recent days, it seems that few Maltese investors had ever imagined that a Presidential Election on […]

- Daily Market Highlights (16.11.16)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
  • The MSE Share Index rebounded from …
  • On the bond market, yesterday’s rebound …
  • Following two consecutive sessions of …
  • Similarly, the share price of HSBC Bank …
  • The only other positive performing equity …
  • On the other hand, new sell orders forced …
  • Negative movements also in the equity …

- Daily Market Highlights (28.10.16)

Friday, October 28th, 2016
  • The MSE Share Index rebounded from …
  • On the bond market, the RF MGS Index …
  • This afternoon, the Treasury announced …
  • The share price of Bank of Valletta plc …
  • Elsewhere in the market today, HSBC …
  • RS2 Software plc also performed …
  • The only other positive performing …

Malta Government Stocks - Results of MGS Issue

Friday, October 28th, 2016

On 28 October, the Treasury announced that it received applications from the general public for the two new Malta Government Stocks for a value of nearly €187.8 million (nominal). The Treasury will be exercising its over-allotment option and increasing the aggregate amount to €160.0 million. The Treasury stated that the 10 applications for the 1.5% […]

- How does a rating upgrade impact Malta’s capital markets?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

On Friday 14 October, one of the most renowned international credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s upgraded Malta’s credit rating from ‘BBB+’ to ‘A-‘. This was a very timely announcement since it was in the midst of a €160 million Malta Government Stock issue and a few days before the presentation of the 2017 Budget […]

- Is the ‘natural yield’ sufficient?

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The natural yield of a person’s portfolio (comprising financial investments as well as other assets) represents the annual income received in the form of dividends on shares; interest on deposits at banks; interest on bonds; as well as rental income from investment properties. Historically, many investors followed the ‘natural yield’ theory of investing whereby investors […]


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