Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - February 2015

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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 February 2015.

 

 

 

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 28 February 2015


Note the Significant increase in FPI outflows in February compared to January. This is however consistent with the same period in 2014.

 

Analysis

Domestic vs. Foreign 2015

Monthly FPI transactions at the nation’s bourse which was N99.11 billion at the end of January 2015 increased to N133.95 billion (about $0.68 billion) at the end of February 2015, up 35.15% from January 2015. Domestic investors conceded about 45.22% of trading to foreign investors as Domestic transactions decreased from 47.76% to 27.39% while FPI transactions increased from 52.24% to 72.61% over the same period.

In comparison to the same period in 2014, total FPI transactions decreased by 1.71%, whilst the total domestic transactions decreased by 19.03%. FPI outflows outpaced inflows which was consistent with the same period in 2014. Overall, there was a 7.15% decrease in total transactions in comparison to the same period in 2014.



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 2015 and February 2014 transactions are included for comparison to the February 2015 transactions.

 

Retail vs. Institutional February 2015

 



Information on the retail and institutional components of the total domestic transactions in February is based on data obtained from about 95% of Active Dealing Members of The Exchange.



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