The impact of foreign portfolio flows on the perfomance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (2009 – 2013)

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ABSTRACT

The basic objective of this research was to assess the effect of foreign portfolio flows on the

performance Zimbabwe Stock Exchange during the study period. In pursuing this major

objective the study also determined the granger causality between foreign flows and returns,

the behaviour patterns shown by foreign investors on the local bourse and assessed the

impact that certain foreign investor behavior has on stock performance measured by stock

return. The research methodology in this dissertation was based on quantitative analytics

using the data collected mostly from websites of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, US Federal

Bank, and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The study was undertaken for the reference period

of approximately five years from 2009-13. The researcher also went on to analyse the data

that was gathered in order to come up with viable analysis. The gathered information was

analyzed using tools like, graphs and tables as a way of giving a clear view of the results that

were found from the research. The key results of the study points out that participation of

foreign investors has an effect on domestic stock market returns and that stock market return

is mainly affected by unexpected flows and not significantly by the contemporaneous value

of expected flows. The price pressure hypothesis is supported, with security prices revised by

lags. The base-broadening hypothesis holds, hence, the amount of foreign investment in the

market drives up returns and hence performance of the market. Macroeconomic factors,

especially the change in exchange rate and risk free rate, are important in determining

returns. The results suggest that though portfolio flows in lower the cost of capital and

financing growth, promoting local investment and macroeconomic stability is also important

in improving performance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The study concludes by

making recommendations aimed at improving market capitalization and foreign investor

confidence.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The impact of foreign portfolio flows on the perfomance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (2009 – 2013). Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-foreign-portfolio-flows-on-the-perfomance-of-the-zimbabwe-stock-exchange-2009-2013

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The impact of foreign portfolio flows on the perfomance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (2009 – 2013)" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-foreign-portfolio-flows-on-the-perfomance-of-the-zimbabwe-stock-exchange-2009-2013 . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The impact of foreign portfolio flows on the perfomance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (2009 – 2013)". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 May. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-foreign-portfolio-flows-on-the-perfomance-of-the-zimbabwe-stock-exchange-2009-2013 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The impact of foreign portfolio flows on the perfomance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (2009 – 2013)" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-foreign-portfolio-flows-on-the-perfomance-of-the-zimbabwe-stock-exchange-2009-2013