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Investors Remain Bearish on Nigerian Eurobonds ahead of Expected US Rate Hike - ZEDCREST CAPITAL

JUNE 12, 2018

***CBN to offer N181bn T-bills at PMA Tomorrow***

 

KEY INDICATORS

Inflation

12.48

Declined by 0.86% in April from 13.34% in March 2018

MPR

14.00

Left unchanged at 14.00% at the MPC meeting 0n 4 April 2018

External Reserves

$47.42bn

% as at 7 June from $47.43bn as at 6 June 2018

Brent Crude

$76.47pb

Rose by 0.71% from $75.93pb on 11 June 2018

 

 

Bonds

Bond yields moderated slightly with some buys mostly on the 2034s taking yields lower by c.2bps on average. We also witnessed significant client interests on the 2027s /2028s, consequently compressing the 10-yr yield by c.10bps. We expect a slowdown in buying sentiments as market players are expected to maintain a relatively risk off sentiment in anticipation of an expected hike in the US FED fund rates by the FOMC tomorrow.

 

FGN Bonds

Description

Bid (%)

Offer (%)

Day Change (%)

16.00 29-Jun-19

11.99

11.69

0.45

15.54 13-Feb-20

12.76

12.46

(0.14)

14.50 15-Jul-21

13.43

13.29

(0.02)

16.39 27-Jan-22

13.27

13.18

(0.20)

14.20 14-Mar-24

13.28

13.17

0.00

12.50 22-Jan-26

13.53

13.46

(0.09)

16.29 17-Mar-27

13.36

13.23

(0.12)

12.15 18-Jul-34

13.59

13.56

(0.09)

12.40 18-Mar-36

13.62

13.53

0.03

16.25 18-Apr-37

13.61

13.51

(0.01)


Source: Zedcrest Dealing Desk

 

 

Treasury Bills

The T-bills market trade on a relatively quiet note, with yields compressing slightly by c.5bps on average, following slight buys on the Jun, Sep and Dec maturities.  We expect another quiet trading session tomorrow, (with some continued demand however on the Sep & Dec maturities), as market players shift focus to the primary market Auction, where rates are expected to clear slightly above their previous levels, due to the increased volumes on offer (c.N181bn).

 

Treasury Bills

Description

Bid (%)

Offer (%)

Day Change (%)

14-Jun-18

13.00

12.00

(1.00)

5-Jul-18

12.25

11.90

0.00

2-Aug-18

11.50

10.80

(1.00)

13-Sep-18

12.30

12.05

(0.20)

4-Oct-18

12.25

11.95

(0.15)

1-Nov-18

12.30

12.00

0.00

6-Dec-18

12.35

12.05

(0.05)

3-Jan-19

12.35

11.70

0.05

14-Feb-19

12.35

11.70

(0.15)

14-Mar-19

12.35

11.00

(0.15)

4-Apr-19

13.00

12.00

(1.00)

Source: Zedcrest Dealing Desk

 

 

NTB PMA Expectations – 13th June 2018

Tenor

Offer (N'bn)

Expected Stop Rate (%)

Previous Stop Rate (%)

91 days

6.22

10.00 - 10.20

10.00

182 days

50.00

10.45 - 10.65

10.30

364 days

124.64

11.25 - 11.45

11.00

Source: Zedcrest Research

 

 

Money Market

The OBB and OVN rates rose higher by c.4pct to 15.17% and 16.50% as system liquidity remained slightly pressured at c.N150bn positive. We expect rates to remain slightly elevated at these levels, as there are no significant inflows expected into the system until Thursday when we have c.N244bn OMO T-bill maturities.

 

Money Market Rates

 

Current (%)

Previous (%)

Open Buy Back (OBB)

15.17

11.83

Overnight (O/N)

16.50

12.58

Source: FMDQ, Zedcrest Research

 

 

 

 

FX Market

The Interbank rate remained stable at its previous rate of N305.90/$. The I&E FX rate reversed recent gains, depreciating by 0.12% to N361.30/$. In the parallel market, cash rates depreciated further by 20k to N361.50/$, while the transfer market rate remained stable at N364.00/$.

 

FX Market

 

Current (N/$)

Previous ( N/$)

CBN Spot

305.90

305.90

CBN SMIS

330.00

330.00

I&E FX Window

361.30

360.87

Cash Market

361.50

361.20

Transfer Market

364.00

364.00


 

 

Eurobonds:

The NGERIA Sovereigns remained significantly bearish, as investors continued selling off across the curve ahead of the much anticipated hike in the Fed funds rate tomorrow. Yields consequently rose by c.10bps on average, with the most selloff seen on the 2027s and 2047s which were down by more than 1pt.

 

The NGERIA Corps also remained bearish across all traced tickers, with the most selloff witnessed on the Access 21s Snr which fell by as much as -0.85pt (+28bps). Investors also sold off on the Zenith 22s (-0.50pt), UBANL 22s (-0.20pt) and FBNL 21s (-0.20pt).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us:

Dealing Desk: 01-6311667   Dayo: 07032208237                Seyi: 08023231396            Nnamdi: +2348133385000   

Email: research@zedcrestcapital.com

 

 

Disclaimer:

Whilst proper and reasonable care has been taken in the preparation and accuracy of the facts and figures presented in this report, no responsibility or liability is accepted by Zedcrest Capital or its employees for any error, omission or opinion expressed herein. This report is not an investment research or a research recommendation and should not be regarded as such. The information provided herein is by no means intended to provide a sufficient basis on which to make an investment decision.

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