The Nigerian equity market\u00a0today (Wednesday) closed on a negative note as the All-Share-Index contracted by 0.28% to extend the previous negative sentiment of three consecutive trading day. The downtrend was buoyed by value depreciation\u00a0on some bellwether stocks like\u00a0ZENITHBANK, ACCESS, FBNH and 20\u00a0others. Consequently, the market breadth closed on a negative note, recording 23 losers as against 7 gainers. \t In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) decreased by\u00a072.41\u00a0absolute points, representing a dip of\u00a00.28%\u00a0to close at\u00a025,424.91\u00a0points. Similarly, the overall Market Capitalization size shed\u00a0N37.77 billion,\u00a0representing a contraction of\u00a00.28%\u00a0to close at\u00a0N13.26\u00a0trillion. FIDSON\u00a0emerged as the top gainer while\u00a0ROYALEX\u00a0emerged as the top loser. The downturn was impacted by loses recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which are;\u00a0 HONYFLOUR\u00a0(-4.26%),\u00a0\u00a0UBA (-3.17%)\u00a0\u00a0ACCESS (-2.99%), ZENITHBANK\u00a0(-2.96%),\u00a0FBNH\u00a0(-1.98%) and\u00a0ETI\u00a0(-1.20%). MARKET STATISTICS CAP N13,263,809,309,331.16 One Day (ASI CHG) -0.28% Index 25,424.91 One Week (ASI CHG) +0.14% Volume 269,629,692 One Month (ASI CHG) +1.59% Value N2,871,568,140.17 Six Months (ASI CHG) -7.86% Deals 4,155 52 Weeks (ASI CHG) -6.15% Gainers 7 Losers 23 Unchanged 65 Total 95 YTD -5.28% Source:\u00a0NSE,\u00a0GTI Research FOREIGN EXCHANGE The Naira at the official window today (Wednesday) closed at 379.00\/$1, unchanged against the previous day\u2019s position. The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at\u00a0N386.46, traded high at N394.63 and eventually closed at\u00a0N386.00,\u00a0representing a\u00a00.05%\u00a0appreciation against the previous day\u2019s closing position. A total of\u00a0$35.18 million\u00a0was transacted through the I&E window today. MONEY MARKET Overnight(O\/N)\u00a0rate today (Tuesday) closed at\u00a02.10%,\u00a0representing a 0.15% depreciation\u00a0against the previous day\u2019s closing position, while\u00a0Open Buy-Back (OBB)\u00a0rate closed at\u00a01.30%,\u00a0representing a\u00a00.08%\u00a0depreciation against the previous day\u2019s position. FIXED INCOME Securities Close P. Close Change Bond 343.26 346.87 -3.61 bps T.Bills 114.44 120.76 -6.32 bps Note: BPS> Basis Points Source:\u00a0FMDQ,\u00a0GTI Research NASD OTC MARKET The NASD OTC market\u00a0today (Wednesday) closed on a positive note as the Unlisted Securities Index (USI) closed at\u00a0721.93,\u00a0representing a\u00a00.19%\u00a0appreciation against the previous day\u2019s closing position. Similarly, Market Capitalization gained\u00a0N8.30 billion\u00a0closed at\u00a0N530.31 billion,\u00a0representing a\u00a00.19% appreciation against the previous day\u2019s closing position. However, the aggregate volume and value decreased by\u00a049.41%\u00a0and\u00a09.45%\u00a0respectively, as investors traded a total of\u00a0121,250\u00a0shares, worth\u00a0N3.54 million\u00a0in\u00a010\u00a0deal.