New Delhi: Continuing their selling spree, foreign investors have pulled out close to Rs3,200 crore from the Indian stock market this month so far on concerns that Donald Trump’s impending reforms may spark outflows from emerging markets.
The net outflow by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) comes following a withdrawal of Rs4,306 crore from equity markets in October. Prior to that, the equity markets had witnessed an inflow of over Rs10,000 crore.
Investors appeared to be cautious on fears that US president-elect Trump’s planned huge spending policies would be inflationary that may lead to US interest rate hike and dent the appeal of emerging markets. “As euphoria surrounding the US election settled, prospects of outflows from emerging markets to the US, anticipating reform measures from Trump, and rise in US treasury yields have resulted in sharp sell-off in Asian markets. The anticipated rise in spending in the US has also upped the ante for Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) rate hike in December,” Anand James, chief market strategist, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, said.
According to the depositors’ data, net withdrawal by FPIs from equities stood at Rs3,175 crore during 1-11 November while they pumped in a net sum of Rs2,446 crore in the debt market during the period under review, translating into a total outflow of Rs729 crore.
So far this year, FPIs have invested a net sum of Rs43,812 crore in stocks while they have pulled out Rs1,112 crore from the debt market, resulting in a net inflow of Rs42,700. crore. PTI