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FPIs sold equities worth Rs 27,000 crore in January

FPIs continued to be sellers in the cash market having sold equity worth Rs 27,664 crores through January 25, said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist, Geojit Financial Services.

New Delhi, Jan 27,2024:  FPIs continued to be sellers in the cash market having sold equity worth Rs 27,664 crores through January 25, said V K Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist, Geojit Financial Services.

FPIs were sellers in autos and auto ancillary, media and entertainment and marginally in IT. They bought oil and gas, power and selectively in financial services, he said.

The rising bond yields in the US is a matter of concern and this has triggered the recent bout of selling in the cash market. The rally in global stock markets was triggered by the Fed pivot which saw the 10-year bond yield falling from 5% to around 3.8%. Now the 10-year is back at 4.18% which indicates that the Fed rate cut will come only in H2 of 2024, he said.

As per a report by Kotak Institutional Equities, listed funds witnessed inflows of $2 billion, completely led by ETF inflows. India-dedicated funds witnessed inflows of $3.1 billion, broken down into $2 billion of ETF inflows and $1.1 billion of non-ETF inflows, whereas GEM funds saw $247 million of outflows, led by $337 million of non-ETF outflows, offset by $90 million of ETF inflows.

Listed emerging market fund flows were mixed. South Korea, Indonesia and Taiwan witnessed $3 billion, $262 million and $76 million of outflows, respectively. China, India and Brazil saw $10.8 billion, $2 billion and $186 million of inflows, respectively. Total FPI and EPFR activity showed divergent trends for Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan.

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