InvestorQ : How has the FII activity in the month of March and have they been selling very heavily in the Indian markets?
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How has the FII activity in the month of March and have they been selling very heavily in the Indian markets?

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Mitali Bhutta answered.
1 year ago
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In just the last 13 trading sessions since Feb 24, the FIIs have pulled out Rs.36,211 crore from the Indian markets or close to $5 billion. That is a lot of money in a short span of time. A major chunk of Rs.32,746 crore was pulled out of equities while the balance Rs.3,475 crore was pulled out of debt. Clearly, the trend among FIIs appears to be risk-off as most FIIs are taking a flight out of EMs. The Nifty and Sensex have tanked 20% in the last 13 sessions and lost close to 25% since the peak of Feb 12. Of course, during this period, the domestic mutual funds have been net buyers but the FIIs tend to have a larger impact as they influence the stock prices and also the rupee value. The one big hope for the markets is that, like in 2008-09, the central banks across the world may take coordinated action to prevent a vertical sell-off. That would be one way to entice FIIs to come back and start buying.

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