|In line with our expectations, the upbeat in demand was sustained in the Treasury Bills (“T-Bills”) secondary market last week as system liquidity remained elevated (c. N862.2bn positive as at Thursday) amidst the OMO auction that was conducted by the Apex bank on the same day. Although, system liquidity opened the week negative N68.0bn spurring sell offs, liquidity from matured OMO bills bolstered demand across the yield curve during the remaining trading sessions of the week.|
Consequently, yields remained pressured as average yield across tenors dipped further by 51bps W-o-W to settle at 13.3% on Friday from 13.8% the previous week. Major buying interests were witnessed at the short and medium end of the curve, particularly, 24-Oct-19 (-126bps), 10-Oct-19 (-126bps) and 12-Dec-19 (-111bps) maturities
At the anticipated OMO auction on Thursday, the CBN offered a total of N400.0bn across the 91, 189 and 364day instruments. This was met with a total subscription of
Going into the week, the CBN is expected to rollover
Please see details of this week Primary Market Auction below: Tenor91-Day182-Day364-DayOffer Amount (
Furthermore, inflows from maturing OMO bills (
Investors are therefore advised to take position in T-Bills and OMO offers with attractive yields
The bullish run in the FGN bonds market was reversed last week as investors sold off on their medium and long positions to take advantage of anticipated attractive rates at the OMO auctions. Thus, average yield across all instruments closed at 14.2% from 14.0% the previous week improving 20bps W-o-W. Major Sell-offs were witnessed at the 12-Sep-20 (+129bps), 20-Sep-20 (+126bps) and 10-Oct-20 (+117bps) maturities.
Going into this week, we expect to see tapered demand within the bond market on the back of bargain hunting as investors may take advantage of long-term OMO offerings with attractive rates. Investors are therefore advised to take advantage of bonds with attractive yields and trading at a discount.
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