The Rise of the Nicaraguan Stock Market

In the first eight months of the year, the volume traded in the primary market grew by almost twice as much as in the same period in 2016, driven by growing product diversification and increased investor demand.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Growth in trading in both the primary and secondary market is due mainly to a greater diversification of financial instruments, attractive returns and a growing interest from investors and companies in the stock market both in finding investment options and in seeking financing.

Laprensa.com.ni reports that "...The volumes traded in the primary market, where securities are first issued, reached 19,276 million cordobas up to August compared to the 10,068 million that was traded last year in the same period. This is equivalent to a growth of over 91% in the reference period. "

"... But what does the private sector look for in the stock market?  
The general manager of the BVN, Gerardo Argüello says that companies are valuing three aspects: "one, the issue of financial cost; two, the diversification of funding sources, there is no well managed company that does not diversify its sources of funding; and three, it is prestige, that is to say companies that are on stock market are companies that enjoy a prestige and that helps to cement their financial relationships with other financiers and their suppliers".

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