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|Equity Investors Market Worth||Consumer Price Index||Equity Investors’ Real Market Worth||Value Eroded|
|Dec-2015||N9.36 trillion||180.1||N5.20 trillion||N4.16 trillion|
|Dec-2016||N9.01 trillion||213.6||N4.22 trillion||N4.79 trillion|
|Dec-2017||N13.54 trillion||246.4||N5.49 trillion||N8.04 trillion|
|Dec-2018||N11.28 trillion||274.6||N4.10 trillion||N7.17 trillion|
|Apr-2019||N10.95 trillion||283.5||N3.86 trillion||N7.09 trillion|
Against the need to preserve and grow income through investment in the Nigerian equity market, the upward pressure witnessed on Nigeria’s inflation rate has weighed on the real worth of investors despite rise in nominal investors’ worth in the last five years, BusinessDay calculations have shown.
Investors’ responses and reactions to evolutions around the micro/macro economy space, industry and companies listed on the Nigeria equity market translated into a 45 percent growth in the total market value of investments.
In the last 5 years, total market value of investments on the equity market rose by N4.03 trillion from N9.3 trillion in Dec 2015 to N13.4 trillion as at the close of trading on Friday.
Taking into consideration the effect of inflation, BusinessDay analyst divided the total market value for the periods by the CPI for the same period and multiplying all by 100.
While we may see the need to celebrate growth in the wealth of investors on the exchange, analysis revealed that investors’ real worth as at the end of trading in April 2019 dipped 26 percent from N5.2 trillion to N3.8 trillion from 2015-2019. This is despite nominal value rising 17 percent to N10.9 trillion as at April 2019 during the period under review.
Result revealed that the real worth of investors on the NSE averaged in the last 5 years N4.57 trillion. The years 2016 and 2018 saw real worth of investors on the equity market decline … Read More...