The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has disclosed that domestic investors traded 79.5 per cent or N 184.94billion to outperformed foreign investors in equities market transactions in January 2021.
The NSE’s domestic & Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) report stated that foreign investors traded 20.44 per cent or N47.52 billion transactions in the month under review.
The report disclosed that both foreign and domestic investors traded N232.46 billion in January 2021 as against N235.46 billion reported in January 2020.
According to the report, “As at 31 January 2021, total transactions at the nation’s bourse decreased by 13.66per cent from N269.24billion (about $687.06million) in December 20203 to N232.46billion (about $590.82million) in January 20214.
“The performance of the current month when compared to the performance in January 2020 (N235.46billion) revealed that total transactions decreased marginally by 1.27 per cent.
“In January 2021, the total value of transactions executed by Domestic Investors outperformed transactions executed by Foreign Investors by circa 60per cent.”
The report explained further that total transactions executed between the current and prior month (December 2020) revealed that total domestic transactions decreased by 7.21per cent from N199.32billion in December to N184.94billion in January 2021.
“Additionally, total foreign transactions decreased by 32.04 per cent from N69.92billion (about $178.44million) to N47.52billion (about $120.78million) between December 2020 and January 2021,” the FPI report by NSE added.