August 2022 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS NEWS
Foreign investors bought highest amount of shares

  • Dr V K Vijayakumar

MUMBAI: Foreign institutional investors (FII) have bought the highest amount of shares on August 12 since the beginning of this month. As per data, FII bought shares worth Rs 3,040.46 crore on August 12, 2022. Domestic investors, however, sold Rs 839 crore in the Indian equity market the same day. “The sentiments in the market have turned bullish due to the sustained buying by FPIs. FPIs turned net buyers in July and they turned aggressive buyers in August. India is a preferred destination since India has the best growth prospects among large economies of the world. FPIs have turned buyers in autos, capital goods, FMCG and telecom. They continued to sell in IT,” said Dr. V.K. Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

Foreign investors bought Rs 18,828 crore worth of stocks up to August 12, as per NSDL data. Depreciation in dollar (dollar index declined from above 109 during late July to around 105.26 on August 12th) is the primary driver of capital flows to emerging markets, Vijayakumar added.

Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) have invested Rs 12,190 crore in 10 days in the Indian equity market in August after remaining sellers during the last few months. However, Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) in the same period have sold stocks worth Rs 2,677 crore.

The increase in the amount of money coming into the market has helped benchmark indices to rise sharply and rupee to appreciate against the US.