Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - April 2014

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June 9th, 2014 2.48PM/ NSE

On a monthly basis, The Nigerian Stock Exchange polls trading figures from major custodians and market operators on their foreign portfolio investments (FPI). The table below shows an analysis of transactions on The Exchange at the end of April 2014.

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 30 April 2014


Analysis

Domestic vs. Foreign 2014
Investment flows through Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) at the nation’s bourse have grown to N138.78 billion (about $0.89 billion) in April 2014, up 54.8% from January 2014. Domestic investors ceded over 50% of trading to foreign investors as domestic transactions decreased significantly from 50.72% to 24.75% over the same period.

Total transactions increased by 1.35% from N181.97 billion in January to N184.43 billion in April and foreign portfolio investors’ inflows accounted for 75.25% of total transactions.

In comparison to the same period in 2013, there was an increase in total FPI by 12.86%, whilst the total domestic transactions reduced by 32.61%. However, the FPI outflows outpaced inflows which were the reverse when compared to the same period in 2013. Overall, there was a 3.29% decrease in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2013.



Note: Methodology - The FPI outflow includes sales transactions or liquidation of portfolio investments through the stock market, whilst the FPI inflow includes purchase transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (Equities only).

 

The January to March 2014 and April 2013 transactions are included for comparison to the April 2014 transactions.

 

Retail vs. Institutional April 2014


Historical Trends – Foreign vs. Domestic

 



Note: Information on the retail and institutional components of the total domestic transactions in March is based on data obtained from about 88% of Active Dealing Members of The Exchange.

  

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