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Examining Granger Causality in the Behavioral Reactions of Institutional Investors— Evidence from India

Published in World Scientific Publishing
Volume: 22
Issue: 4
Pages: 1 - 21

The study examines the behavioral reactions of foreign and domestic institutional investors in the Indian stock market. It poses some critical questions on whether these two types of institutional investors have common investing behavior, and whether foreign institutional investors (FIIs) affect domestic institutional investors’ (DIIs) strategies. Vector error correction model (VECM) is used to examine the trading and investing behavior of these institutional investors. Granger causality test is used to check if foreign institutional investment strategy influences domestic institutional strategy or vice versa. The results indicate that neither foreign institutional investors’ sell (FIISELL) activities affect domestic institutional investors’ sell (DIISELL) activities nor DIISELL affects FIISELL. This may have a crucial policy implication that both institutional investors have independent trading strategies, especially when it comes to selling stocks. But both institutional investors’ sale transactions do affect their own buy transactions implying that any of the institutions’ selling activities should be supported by their buying activities.

About the journal
JournalReview of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Open AccessNo