Foreign Investors’ Overbought Position in Taiwan Hits USD8 Billion

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) announced on Monday that the securities net overbought position by foreign investors was TWD5.56 billion (USD180 millon) during the week of May 25 – May 29.

The overbought position represented the difference between TWD163.53 billion (USD5.3 billion) securities bought and TWD157.97 billion (USD5.12 billion) securities sold, the TWSE said in a statement posted on its website.

The week’s overbought position raised the accumulated net overbought position by foreign investors from January to May 29 of this year to TWD249.23 billion (USD8.08 billion), representing the different between TWD 2,768.20 billion securities bought and TWD2,518.97 billion securities sold.

The market capitalization of the shareholdings of foreign investors was TWD10,974.65 billion as of May 29, 2015, or 39.18 percent of the total market capitalization. This is higher by TWD91.18 billion than that a week ago.

The three securities that reported the highest overbought positions (thousand shares) by foreign investors during the week of May 25~May 29, 2015 were Yuanta Financial Holding Co, Innolux Corporation and Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd.

The three securities that reported the highest oversold positions (thousand shares) by foreign investors during the week of May 25~May 29, 2015 were Walsin Lihwa Corp, ChinaTrust Financial Holding Co and Unimicron Technology Corp. – BusinessNewsAsia.com

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