Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 2,298.76 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 4,411.60 crore in the Indian equity market on February 15, as per provisional data available on the NSE.

In the month of January 2022, FIIs sold shares worth a net Rs 41,346.35 crore while DIIs bought shares worth a net Rs 21,928.40 crore.

Sensex rose 1736.21 points or 3.08% to 58,142.05 and Nifty was up by 509.65 points or 3.03% to 17,352.45 in the previous session. Sensex touched high and low of 58,211.38 and 56,438.47, respectively. All the 30 stocks are advancing on the index. Nifty traded in a range of 17,375.00 and 16,839.25 and there were 48 stocks advancing against 2 stocks declining on the index.

FII stands for ‘foreign institutional investor,’ and refers to an investment fund or an investor who puts their money into a country’s assets while being headquartered outside of it. In India, this is a commonly used term to refer to outside entities contributing to the country’s financial markets by investing.

On the other hand, ‘DII’ stands for ‘domestic institutional investors.’ Unlike FIIs, DIIs are investors that invest in the financial assets and securities of the country they are currently residing in.

These investment decisions of both FIIs and DIIs are impacted by political and economic trends. Additionally, both types of investors — foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and domestic institutional investors (DIIs) —  can impact the economy’s net investment flows.