KUALA LUMPUR: The outflow of foreign investor funds continued to moderate in the previous week to a net sum of RM27.94mil.
This compares to an exit of RM120.55mil net of offshore funds in the week before.
"To date, international funds have been net buyers for 17 out of the 28 weeks of 2022, with a total net inflow of RM5.94bil," said MIDF Research in its fund flow report.
With trading cut short to a four-day week by the Hari Raya Aidiladha holiday, foreigners were net sellers on Wednesday and Friday, but turned net buyers on Tuesday and Thursday, according to MIDF.
It recorded local institutions as net sellers with RM25.1mil net sold after following two weeks of net buying.,
Local retailers meanwhile continued their buying for a sixth straight week, with net purchases of RM53.1mil.
MIDF reported the top three sectors that saw net outflows by foreign investors were industrial products and services (-RM51.7mil), technology (-RM40.4mil) and plantation (-RM22.3m).
Meanwhile, the top three sectors with net inflows were healthcare, financial services and consumer products and services with RM71.7mil, RM35.5mil and RM16.6mil respectively.
In terms of participation, there was a decline in average daily trade value (ADTV) among all investor classes.
Retail investor saw a decline of 26.26% while institutional and foreign investors saw a decrease in ADTV by 25.51% and 25.94% respectively.