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FPI equity selling in 2024 at INR 28,818 crore

By IANS Updated: Feb 10, 2024 12:44 pm

NEW DELHI, FEB 10 (IANS) – Chief Investment Strategist of Geojit Financial Services V K Vijayakumar on Saturday said that the FPI investment trend of selling in equity and buying in debt witnessed in January is also continuing in the month of February.

He said that through February 9, FPIs had sold equity for INR 3,074 crores and bought debt worth INR 15, 093 crores.

 “This takes the total equity selling in 2024, so far, to INR 28,818 crores and debt buying to INR 34,930 crores,” he said.

He said that the main trigger for this divergent trend in equity and debt is the high valuation in the Indian equity market and the rising bond yields in the U.S.

 “In the last fortnight of January, FPIs were massive sellers in financials with a sell figure of INR 31,261 crores. This explains the underperformance of Bank Nifty in general and some leading private sector banks in particular,” he said.

He said that for long-term investors, there is value in banking stocks now.

 “FPIs were buyers in IT and telecom, which explains the resilience of the leading players in these segments,” he said.

Vijayakumar said that a reversal of the FPI selling in equity will happen when the US bond yields drift down and stay there for long.

By IANS Updated: Feb 10, 2024 12:44:33 pm
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