Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.
Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.
Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.
Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.

Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Continue to Exit Indian Markets Amidst Global Economic Trends.

FPIs Unload Indian Assets Amidst Changing Global Landscape

In a month marked by a series of significant financial developments, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) continue to be net sellers in the Indian market. Their net outflow amounts to a staggering ₹10,164 crore as of September 22, encompassing various asset classes, including equities, debt, hybrid instruments, and debt-VRR.

This significant offloading of assets has been attributed to rising US bond yields and the persistent strength of the US dollar. The data, sourced from the National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), includes bulk deals and investments in the primary market, and when these are excluded, the sell-off in the cash segment surges to ₹18,260 crore.

Factors Behind FPIs’ Net Selling Streak

The primary drivers behind FPIs’ reluctance to invest in the Indian market this month are the escalating bond yields in the United States and the robust performance of the US dollar index. Analysts concur that these factors have created a less favorable climate for capital flows into emerging markets like India.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have mirrored this sentiment by divesting ₹7,300 crore in the last three trading sessions alone, with a cumulative exit of ₹16,934 crore from Indian equities up to September 21. Notably, on September 22, FIIs purchased ₹10,840.20 crore of Indian equities but offset it with sales amounting to ₹12,166.94 crore, resulting in a net outflow of ₹12,166.94 crore.

FPIs’ Stance on Indian Market

Dr. V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, emphasized, “Since valuations remain high even after the recent pullback and US bond yields are attractive, FIIs are likely to continue selling as long as this trend persists.” With the US 10-year bond yield hovering around 4.49 percent and the dollar index above 105, FPIs are adopting a cautious approach.

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Expectations for Future Investment

Despite the current sell-off, analysts remain optimistic about India’s long-term prospects as a favorable investment destination. They point out that FPI flows may remain subdued temporarily, pending further clarity from the Federal Reserve. Nevertheless, India is expected to stand out as an attractive destination for long-term allocation among emerging markets.

Sector-Specific Investments

Analysts have noticed consistent FPI buying activity in capital goods and, more recently, in the healthcare sector. FIIs have also shown interest in capital goods and financials. This indicates that while short-term uncertainties persist, there is an underlying belief in the resilience of the Indian market.

Opportunities Amidst Market Volatility

Market analysts anticipate continued FII selling as long as US bond yields maintain an upward trajectory. However, they also see this as an opportunity for domestic investors who are less influenced by global bond yields. In September, FIIs have been prominent buyers in financials and capital goods, even as they sold off other assets. This trend suggests that high-quality stocks in sectors like banking and capital goods may present attractive long-term investment prospects for domestic investors.

Conclusion

Despite the current challenges posed by rising US bond yields and a strong dollar, India’s appeal as an investment destination remains strong. The interplay between global economic trends and domestic market dynamics will continue to shape FPIs’ investment decisions, providing opportunities for those who can navigate the market’s complexities effectively.

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