The Rise of the Nicaraguan Stock Market

In 2017, $2.494 billion was traded on the stock market, 34% more than the sum total of operations last year.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Central Bank of Nicaragua reported that last year they observed in the stock market " ... the predominance of the national currency, representing almost 88% of total trades in different markets."

Regarding issuers, the report explains that " ... more than 97% of the volume of trades were made with public sector issues, and in reference to terms, most instruments and operations were short-term."

The document adds that in relation to the markets " ... the primary one had the greatest volumes transacted and the most dynamism, with a share of 69 percent of the market, and has practically tripled its level of trades in the last two years, highlighting the volume of placement of BCN letters, which accounted for 90 percent of what was traded in this market."

See full report (in Spanish).

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