Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Participation in Equity Trading - January 2014

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March 10, 2014 10.15AM/ 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 January 2014.

 

Table 1: Analysis of Transactions for the Period Ended 31 January 2014


Analysis

Domestic vs. Foreign 2014 

The table above illustrates that FPI transactions which accounted for 48.91% at the end of December 2013, increased marginally to 49.28% at the end of January 2014. In contrast, domestic transactions decreased marginally from 51.09% to 50.72% over the same period. However, this represents an overall increase of 27.93% in total transactions, broken down into a 28.89% increase in FPI and a 27.01% increase in domestic transactions.

In comparison to the same period in 2013, there was a significant increase in total FPI by 45.90%, whilst the total domestic transactions reduced by 12.21%. However, the FPI outflows outpaced inflows which were the reverse when compared to the same period in 2013. Overall, there was a 9.22% increase 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 and December 2013 transactions are included for comparison to the January 2014 transactions.




Note: Information on the retail and institutional components of the total domestic transactions in January is based on data obtained from about 92% of Active Dealing Members of The Exchange.

 

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