FPIs turn net buyers in November, invest Rs 36,329 cr in equities


After pulling out money from Indian equities market in the past two months, FPIs made a strong come back in November with a net investment of Rs 36,329 crore on weakening of the US dollar index and positivity about overall macroeconomic trends.


This was the third month (July, August and November) in this year when FPIs witnessed net inflows. Moreover, they started the month of December on a positive note.


Going forward, flow trajectory is expected to remain positive in December. However, some shift could be seen from expensive stocks to value stocks, Anita Gandhi, Whole Time Director and Head Institutional Business at Arihant Capital, said.


India will get its fair share of Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) money, however, the high valuation will be a deterrent, VK Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said.


According to data with the depositories, FPIs invested a net sum of Rs 36,329 crore in equities in November.


“The cooling US inflation, sluggish crude oil prices, decline in metals and freight rates and expectations of slower pace of rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve have contributed to the positive sentiment,” Kaizad Hozdar Investment Advisor, TrustPlutus Wealth (India) Pvt Ltd, said.


Further, India has the best earnings growth outlook amongst the top five economies. That coupled with a weakening US dollar index, robust tax collections and high double-digit credit growth make India better…

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