27 April 2010

How to Invest in Sri Lanka Equity Market - Colombo Stock Exchange, the Best Performing Capital Market of the World

HOW TO INVEST IN COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE (CSE)
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) became the best performing capital market in the world recording a growth of 111.14 percent. All Share Price Index (ASPI) of the CSE and Milanka Price Index (MPI) both have crossed 7,000 milestone creating history. (2nd October 2010).

Institutions incorporated outside Sri Lanka and individuals resident outside Sri Lanka inclusive of Sri Lankan residents out side Sri Lanka are permitted to buy and/or sell shares in a listed company of Colombo Stock Exchange up to 100% of the issued capital of such company.

PROCEDURE FOR INVESTMENT AND REPATRIATION OF PROCEEDS FOR NON RESIDENTS
Investment in shares in Sri Lanka and repatriation of proceeds should take place through Share Investment External Rupee Accounts (SIERA) opened with licensed commercial banks, which are appointed as Authorized Dealers in foreign exchange under the Exchange Control Act.

Individuals resident outside Sri Lanka (inclusive of Sri Lankans resident outside Sri Lanka), approved regional funds, approved country funds as well as corporate bodies incorporated outside Sri Lanka are permitted to open SIERA accounts. (Note: Securities Investment Accounts (SIA) replace SIERA).

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GETTING STARTED - COLOMBO STOCK EXCHANGE (CSE)
• How do you purchase shares
• Types of securities traded at the CSE
• What is Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd?
• How do I open a CDS account?
• What is the purpose of my CDS account?
• What is the reason for holding my securities in scrip-less form?
• Who are stockbrokers?
• Can I use a different broker from the one I have been using?
• How Safe Is CDS?
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HOW TO FIND A STOCK BROKER
• Who is a Stockbroker?
• What services do they provide?
• What are their fees?
• Members of CSE (List of Stock Brokers)
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INVESTING IN SHARES
• What are the types of shares?
• Benefits of Investing in Equity
• How do you buy/ sell shares?
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TRADING SYSTEMS
• The Automated Trading System (ATS)
• The Debt Securities Trading System (DEX)
• The Boards
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TRADING SESSIONS
The Exchange is open for continuous trading from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Secondary trading of corporate and government debt securities through the DEX takes place from 9.30a.m. to 12.30p.m.
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TRANSACTION COSTS
• Transaction cost applicable for equity & debt securities
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TRADING PROCESS
Diagram

CSE - EQUITY MARKET
The CSE offers a variety of tools to help market professionals and investors monitor trading activity and keep the pulse of the market.
• Daily market summary
• Share price list
• Market Indices
• Total Return Indices
• Sector-wies market summaries
• Market capitalisation of listed companies
• Trading statistics
• Reserch papers
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Stock Markety Report - Daily
Stock Markety Report - Weekly

MyCSE
MyCSE offers additional features such as live market information for the stocks in your portfolio, etc.
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CSE - DEBT MARKET
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has facilities for the secondary trading of Corporate and Government Securities. A separate trading system (DEX) and a separate clearing and settlement mechanism is in place for debt securities. Presently 69 corporate debt securities are listed on the CSE. All Government Debt is tradable through the DEX system.
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CSE - DERIVATIVES MARKET
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONInvestnow.lk - Best place to discuss matters concerning the Colombo Stock Exchange
Colombo Stock Exchange on Wikipedia
Securities & Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka
The Stock Market in Sri Lanka: An Investment Opportunity Outlook for 2009 and Beyond
• Stocks in Sri Lanka are "the only equities" Jim Rogers would "consider buying at the moment" - Bloomberg newswire report
• “If I weren’t here, I’d be on a plane to Sri Lanka" - Jim Rogers on wonderful opportunities in Sri Lanka
How to Pick Winning Stocks
Share Valuation - Risks & Returns

Related Info :
Securities Investment Accounts (SIA) Replace SIERA & TIERA Accounts - For Investment in Sri Lankan Equity, Debt and Unit Trusts
Sri Lanka Offers Special Visas to Investors, Professionals & Senior Citizens

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like your guide on investing in SL T-Bills and Bonds, this one too is quite useful. Tks.

Anonymous said...

I learnt something here. tks.

ali said...

Thank you for all the helpful info!

I am wondering are there any online brokers who a foreign investor can use??

Maldivian Investor

Anonymous said...

worst market today 02.07.2012 . If you invest in Colombo Stock Exchange you will get nothing. Only you waste your money.

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These days market is on a bull run...
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