This topic is brightly chosen to avail those persons known as investors who are interested in foregoing present consumption of their income by putting it into investment for future profitability returns, the opportunity to do so without stress.However, with the inadequate enlightment about this market by most Nigerian investors, it is becoming increasingly difficult for them to parade themselves in this market with the competence of making wise investment.  At the threshold of the twenty first century, it is comparatively important to educate investors and would be investors about the financial market and its operations.Although the market is not a single physical location or place, it comprises of thousand or even million of participants with offices linked by vast network of telecommunication which brings the buyers and the sellers together.This research work is going to unearth the secret of wise investment in the financial market.  This work will also go into disclosing who the members of this market are, what are its functions, and how is it operated.  All these and more will be treated in the course of this work.It is also pertinent to bring to notice that since no one knows tomorrow, investors are always unable to plan life time expenditure and consumption pattern with any degree of certainty.  There comes the problem of the fear of risk in the mind of investor which incapacitate their ability to invest whole heartedly.  This job is also going to search out facts on who investment risk can be managed.This work will be organized according to chapters such as chapter one will take care of the Introduction, chapter two will be talking about the real thing, Literature review. Chapter three will be the research method used.  Chapter four is the presentation of analysis while chapter five takes care of summary, conclusion and recommendation.


This work studied an existing investors and Nigeria Financial Market.In undertaking this research, three research objectives were pursued.  Primary and Secondary Sources of data were used, the data collected were then presented, analyzed and interpreted by the use of tabular method of data presentation.The primary source contained direct account of event to phenomena such accounts are obtained from observation, interviews and questionnaire source at the various locations of the data.  The data are made up of information that was generated specifically for this study so as to gain our insight into the research topic and confer as much authenticity as possible to this task.The secondary data were in existence before the need to conduct this research topic. The sources of data collected under this category include: Newspapers and magazine, Journals, textbooks.  This collection helped to reveal the transaction or relationship of the financial market and investors.From the response gotten from the sampled frame in the questionnaires one will clearly see that both companies are a million miles away form the risk seeking class of investors.  Some of the investors prefer the risk aversion class while other prefer the risk neutralizing classing.  But from the Hypotheses test, it could be inferred that there is no significant relationship between the risk class, an investor belong and the profitability return on investment,The study also revealed that the company has been able to turn up to the expectation of the people.



1.1              Introduction

1.2              Statement of the Problem

1.3              Objective of the Study

1.4              Significant of the Study

1.5              The Scope of the Study

1.6              Research Methodology

1.7              Limitations of the Study

1.8              Definition of Terms



2.1              The meaning of financial Market

2.2              Types of Financial Market

2.3              The Nigerian Stock Exchange

2.4              Membership of the Stock Exchange

2.5              Functions of the Stock Exchange

2.6              Security Dealings and the Stock Exchange

2.7              The Securities and Exchange Commissions

2.8              The Nigerian Capital Market and Rights Issues

2.9              Risks and Portfolio Management vis a vis The Financial Market

2.10          Types and Classification of Risk

2.11          Portfolio Theory



3.1              Method of Data Selection

3.2              Sample Size Determination

3.3              Method of Data Collection

3.4              Method of Data Analysis

3.5              Reliability of Data



4.1              Data Presentation

4.2              Hypothesis Testing

4.3              Data Analyses

4.4              Interpretation of Result



5.1              Discussing Finding

5.2              Conclusion

5.3              Recommendation




Most business organizations are financed by debt capital and equity contribution of its shareholders.  The company raises its equity capital by new share issues and by means of retained earnings which are plough back for future dividends and earning growths.  New shares may be offered for sales to members of the public who are invited to subscribe or to existing share holders who are invited to apply for additional shares.

The financial market is that market where companies or firms raises needed funds for their on-going operations as well as for long term capital expenditures.

These firms, may also temporarily place its surplus in quick yielding short term investments until its final disposition.  This market is the mechanism that exist in order to facilitate the exchange of financial assets.  The market functions effectively with the activities of financial intermediaries that issues financial claims against themselves.  This means that they sell financial assets representing claims on themselves in return for cash.

In disclosing the operations of the market, it is pertinent to reveal how an investor should go about making decisions on marketable securities in which to invest, how extensive the investment should be and when the investment should be made, this research work is aimed at revealing the secrets of sound investment.  Investors and members of the financial market will find this work very useful.


The joy that is associated with successful investment is always applauded with great financial returns.  Investors are generally confronted with the problem of returns.  There is always differences in their expected return and what turns out to be the actual return in investments held by them.

Hence, within the confines of the Nigerian financial market, the following difficulties arises.

How are securities bought and sold?

How do investors take decisions about marketable securities in which to invest?

How should seasoned Investors go about minimizing the problems of risk held in their investment?

All these issues are to be addressed in the plight of this work.


Like any market, the financial market is where buyers and sellers meet in order to exchanges things for money and money for other things, since this market has no physical location or place but rather comprises of thousands or even millions of participants and offices linked by a vast network of telecommunications which brings its buyer and seller together.

This research work has the following objectives in mind to expose the activities of jobbers and Brokers in the operations of the market.

To be able to show how a successful investor can evaluate his risk, thereby constituting a better portfolio for efficient returns.

Also to be able to acquaint investors with the pricing system, especially that of the capital market.


 This research work is to provide the general public with the merit of investing their surplus funds rather than tying it down.  It will serve as a guide to enlighten them on the operational system of the Nigeria financial market.

This project work is intended to serve as an aid to the general public, investors, students of financial management in our various institutions of higher learning and shall also be of great importance to financial analyst in carrying out their various dealings in the financial market.


The coverage of this work includes, to acquaint investors with the advantages of undertakings in the financial market.

This research work also cover the various organizations that constitute the Nigeria financial market.  It also included, how we can deal with the risk we hold in our investment.

However, this work centres around the operations in the money market and the capital market.


Some financial organizations are sampled are the information needed are collected through the following sources.


Oral but structural interviews were held with some firms, companies, and financial managers.


Questionnaires were made and sent to some financial organizations.  This provide a large part of the primary data of the research.

Books:  Some journals and related magazines were researched into and relevant information was extracted for the benefit of this work.

The types of report or data sorted were completely in pursuit for the attainment of this goal.


For the purpose of this work the terms used in the presentations of this report shall be define as follows:

i)                    Investors:  Person(s) either natural or artificial who undertakes investment

ii)                  Bonds:  This is a long term promising note issue by a business organization or government when they need to borrow money

iii)                New Issues:  This is bonds first issue

iv)                Outstanding Bond:  This refer to a bond that has been floating for a while in the market

v)                  Par Values:  The stated face value of the usual set it represent the amount of money the firm borrows or promise to pay at some future time.

vi)                Profitability:  Analysis:  This is the ratio of deciding whether the company will make a profit or loss.

vii)              Coverage Ratio:  The ratio used to determine how much revenue is able to cover some of the interest earn.

viii)            Right Issue:  This is the method whereby a company offers more of its shares to existing shareholders by allowing them buy certain quantity of the issues in proportion to what they already hold.

ix)                Portfolio:  This is a collection of Investment Securities.


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