Posts Tagged ‘Malta Government Stocks’

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- Lessons from Warren Buffett’s annual letter to investors

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

The Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, published his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday 24 February. The letter by the 87 year-old billionaire is widely followed by the international financial media and by many investors around the world due to his remarkable track record over more than five decades and also since […]

- The Tick Size regime

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

In my article published two weeks ago, I gave an overview of some of the most important changes to procedures that investors need to be made aware of when dealing with investment services companies as a result of the introduction of MiFID II as from 3 January 2018. The new legislation that was enacted across […]

Malta Government Stocks - 2018 MGS Indicative Calendar

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

On 30 January 2018, the Treasury of Malta announced that the amount of issuance of Malta Government Stocks (“MGS”) during 2018 will not exceed €350 million. The funds raised will be principally used to finance the redemption of seven MGS issues. The Treasury explained that it will be issuing three different types of securities – […]

- RF MGS Index in first annual decline since 2011

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

In last week’s article, I explained that Maltese equity investors experienced a challenging year in 2017 as the MSE Equity Price Index declined by 2.6%. Unfortunately, investors solely exposed to Malta Government Stocks did not fare any better. In fact, the RF MGS Index lost 3%, representing its first annual decline since 2011. When reviewing […]

- Renewed volatility in MGS prices

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

On 16 March 2017, I had written an article entitled “MGS sell-off gathers momentum” wherein I had explained how the overall downward trend in the prices of Malta Government Stocks (MGS’s) had persisted in the first few months of 2017 following the initial slump triggered by the election of Donald Trump as President of the […]

- A review of Q1 across the local capital markets

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

The first quarter of the year is already coming to an end today. It is therefore important to take stock of the developments across the local capital markets during the past three months. Overall, it was another positive quarter[1] for the local equity market as the MSE Share Index advanced by a further 2.1% and […]

- MGS sell-off gathers momentum

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Just over three months ago I wrote an article titled “The MGS market after Trump” wherein I gave a detailed description of the sudden drop in the prices of Malta Government Stocks (MGS) in the immediate aftermath of the result of the US election on 9 November. I had also published a table showing the […]

- Weak retail demand in first MGS issue of 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

In the indicative calendar published by the Malta Government Treasury on 5 January, it was stated that the amount of issuance in Malta Government securities during 2017 will not exceed €600 million. This is very much in line with the annual issuance over recent years. The Treasury raises funds via the issuance of Malta Government […]

Malta Government Stocks - Listing & Trading of New MGS

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

On 23 February, the Malta Stock Exchange announced that the recently issued Malta Government Stocks (MGS) will be admitted to the Official List with effect from today, Thursday 23 February 2017. Trading in these new stocks is expected to commence tomorrow, Friday 24 February.

Malta Government Stocks - Results of MGS Issue

Monday, February 20th, 2017

On 20 February, the Treasury announced that it received a total of 1,186 applications for the three new Malta Government Stocks for a value exceeding €282 million (nominal). The Treasury had offered a total of €130 million with the option of increasing the aggregate amount by a maximum amount of an additional €90 million. The […]


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