FII’s have joined the party

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 26, 2017 08:55 IST

FII’s have increased their long positions in stock futures to the tune of ~34% since the start of October expiry and have added fresh ~22.7k lots of the same positions in yesterday’s trade.

Bull Running Up
On October 25, 2017, markets continued to remain on a hot streak with Nifty and Sensex closing at record lifetime highs backed by a mammoth upmove by the PSU Bank stocks.

Foreign institutional investors who pulled out a whopping ~10k Cr from the Indian equities since the start of the October month were forced to change their bearish stance on the markets and posted a highest daily buying figure to the tune of ~Rs 3583 Cr in equity cash market for the month of October.

Tracking the derivative data points, FII’s have increased their long positions in stock futures to the tune of ~34% since the start of October expiry and have added fresh ~22.7k lots of the same positions in yesterday’s trade.

FII’s long/short activity in Index futures and options is presented in the following table.
FII OI(000's) % Chg % Chg Since Expiry Long/Short Ratio Long/Short Since Expiry
Future Index Long 241 6 104 1.4 1.1
Future Index Short 171 18 82
Option Index Call Long 349 2 59 1.9 1.5
Option Index Call Short 184 (6) 3
Option Index Put Long 388 (2) 14 1.5 0.6
Option Index Put Short 251 7 103
 

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