Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading in 2018

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:30AM /Proshare Research

 

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Participation of offshore portfolio managers in the Nigerian equities market gained heft, following the introduction of Investors’ and Exporters’ FX window by the CBN in April 2017 but with rising negative sentiments expressed by foreign portfolio managers (FPIs) in 2018, foreign participation in equities market dipped marginally compared to the previous year, 2017.

Foreign investors’ participation attained a peak growth of +445.79% in trading activities in April 2018, while trading figures dropped by -65.94% in the month of August 2018. 

The highest total foreign transaction in 2018 was recorded in May 2018 and the figure was put at N192.95bn compared to highest total foreign transaction in 2017 which was in August 2017 with a traded figure of N208.34bn 

 

 

Foreign Investors

 

Month

2018 N'bn

2017 N'bn

% Change

Jan

166.39

44.01

278.07%

Feb

83.22

34.54

140.94%

Mar

132.21

132.51

-0.23%

Apr

122.53

22.45

445.79%

May

192.95

95.19

102.70%

Jun

102.41

101.53

0.87%

Jul

36.17

60.5

-40.21%

Aug

70.97

208.34

-65.94%

Sep

84.33

84.27

0.07%

Oct

83.48

67.64

23.42%

Nov

84.36

150.1

-43.80%

Dec

 

206.48

 

source: NSE

 

 

 

 

 

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