The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) has launched three new Bond Indices that are designed to provide the market with their respective performance calculated on a total return basis.
The three indices are the MSE Malta Government Stocks Total Return Index that will track the top 15 Malta Government Stocks, calculated on the basis of trading days; the MSE Corporate Bonds Total Return Index that will track the top 15 Corporate Bonds; and the MSE Balanced Bonds Total Return Index that will track the top five Malta Government Stocks and the top five Corporate Bonds
These indices will be based at 1,000 with effect from December 30th 2016 and will be reported daily on the MSE website www.borzamalta.com.mt
The launch of these indices is another performance measure introduced by the Malta Stock Exchange following the launch of the MSE Total Return Equity Index and is one of the components of the National Capital Markets Strategic Plan that was put into effect over the last 2 years.
This exciting development follows on the recent provision of easier access to delayed information regarding market best bid and market best offer prices and volumes. This facilitates the provision of data on the best five bid prices and the best five offer prices of all financial instruments traded on the Exchange’s platform along with their respective volumes.