GSE Records Gains In 1st Half

An electronic screen at the Ghana Stock Exchange

THE GHANA Stock Exchange (GSE) has recorded a total of more than 262.2 million traded shares valued at GH¢194 million in the first six months of 2020 amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

The performance, from January to June 2020, represents 107.9 per cent growth in volumes and 87.7 per cent in value traded for the same period in 2019.
On a month-on-month basis, trading volumes recorded a dip of 16 per cent at the end of June after an impressive run in May 2020.
A volume of 60.74 million shares were recorded at the end of June compared with 72.61 million shares in May.
This resulted in a total value of GH¢ 46.983 million recorded in June 2020 as against GH¢ 47.825 million recorded at the end of May 2020, representing a slight fall of 1.76 per cent.
Daily average value recorded in June was GH¢2.174 million compared to GH¢2.517 million recorded in May 2020.
The GSE composite index at the end of June 2020 continued the downward trend to record a decline of -15.83 per cent (YTD) compared to the -14.01 per cent (YTD) recorded at the end of May 2020.
On the bonds market, trade volume for the first six months was up 49.7 per cent over the same period in 2019.
Again the half-year trade volume of 49,519 million is 89 per cent of the total trade volume in 2019,” the GSE said.
The volume of securities traded for the month of June 2020 increased by 145 million from the May 2020 figure of more than 8.8 billion; while the liquidity of the market went up to 54 per cent at the end of June from 32 per cent in May, 2020.

 

– GNA