|21 July 2017|
|DLCs traded S$5.9m in the first 4 days since its listing on 17 July|
SGX offers a wide range of listed products to cater to the various needs of investors in Asia. This includes exchange traded funds (ETFs), structured warrants (SWs) and the new daily leverage certificates (DLCs). In replacement of our Warrants on Wednesdays and ETF Fridays, we will be publishing a weekly products update every Friday where investors can find out more on the latest happenings in the SGX listed products space.
DLCs generated S$5.9m in turnover in the first 4 days of trading
The DLCs started trading on Monday, 17 July 2017, and have generated S$5.9m in turnover in the first 4 days since its listing. Of the 10 DLCs available for trading, the 5x Long SIMSCI (CIOW) and 5x Short SIMSCI (CIXW) were the most actively traded with a combined traded value of S$3.4m. SIMSCI was relatively volatile this week – from Monday’s low of 366.35 points, the SIMSCI reached a high of 371.96 points on Thursday morning before falling sharply in the afternoon to close at 366.58 points.
The charts below plots the historical intraday bid price of the 5x Long and 5x Short SIMSCI DLCs against the historical intraday prices of the SIMSCI over the past 4 days. DLCs offer the flexibility to trade both rising and falling markets which means investors can buy the 5x Long SIMSCI DLC to benefit from bullish movements in SIMSCI and conversely investors can buy the 5x Short SIMSCI DLC to benefit from bearish movements. To read the market update on the SIMSCI and the SIMSCI DLCs that was published earlier this week, click here.
Source: Bloomberg (data as of 20 July 2017)
The table below highlights the past daily performance of the SIMSCI and the intrinsic daily performance of the 5x SIMSCI DLCs. From the table, you can see that the 5x Long SIMSCI fell -6.02% on 20 July which is 5 times that of the fall in the SIMSCI (5 X -1.21%) after taking into account overnight cost and fees. DLCs offer investors fixed leverage of 3 to 5 times of the daily performance of the underlying index, be it a rising or falling market. So if the underlying index moves by 1% from its closing price of the previous trading day, the value of the 5x DLC will move by 5% before cost and fees.
Source: Societe Generale (dlc.socgen.com), Bloomberg
Note: Intrinsic Closing Value is computed according to the valuation formula of the Certificates. The intrinsic closing values are after overnight cost and fees.
The details on the 10 DLCs available for trading are highlighted in the table below.
*[DLC] [Issuer][Leverage factor][Long or Short][Underlying Index] [Expiry Date in YYMMDD]
**DLCs track the total return index of the respective underlying indices
Source: SGX (data as of 20 July 2017)
Specified Investment Products
Structured warrants and Daily Leverage Certificates are examples of Specified Investment Products (SIPs). The MAS has introduced measures for intermediaries to safeguard the interests of individual investors investing in SIPs, which are products with features that might be more complex in nature. Investors now have the opportunity to assess their qualifications to trade SIP or enhance their product knowledge through the SGX online portal available here. Speak to your broker to find out how you can qualify to trade SIPs.
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