In order to transform the markets through product innovation and market development, FMDQ has varying product offerings, geared towards deepening the fixed income, foreign exchange, derivatives and equity markets, and managing the volatility in the markets. Products listed, quoted and traded in the FMDQ markets include:
Bonds represent a long-term debt obligation of an entity. Investors in bonds, effectively lend funds to the issuer of the bond for a defined period of time to meet their financing needs. Like most loans or lending arrangements, bonds are interest-bearing securities issued at fixed or variable interest rates, and the interest is paid either in the form of a periodic coupon throughout the tenor of the bond or as a discount at the issuance of the bond. By issuing a bond, the issuer (borrower) commits to make both interest and principal payments to the investors (lenders).
Commercial Papers (CPs) are short-term debt obligations of corporations. They can be issued for tenors of up to 270 days in the Nigerian financial markets. Like T. bills, they are typically issued at a discount and redeemed at par (face value amount) upon maturity. They are also typically issued by large corporations with good credit ratings and history. CPs are quoted and traded/reported on relevant platforms of FMDQ Exchange.For more information on all (outstanding and matured) CPs quoted on FMDQ Exchange, kindly follow the link below to access ourQuoted Commercial Papers Status Report.
The Foreign Exchange (FX) market is a market for trading and exchanging any currency pair. The value of one currency in terms of another currency is known as the “Exchange Rate”. Exchange rate movements are determined by the demand and supply for the relevant currencies in any currency pair over time, based on trade value, capital flows and market expectations.
Treasury bills (T. bills) are short-term sovereign debt securities maturing in 364 days or less. They are sold at a discount and redeemed at par (face value amount). These bills are by nature, the most liquid money market securities and are backed by the guarantee of the government of a sovereign nation.