Investment by nonresidents in Israeli shares, moderation in makam activity
Bonds and makam traded in Tel Aviv: In January, nonresidents invested about a net $130 million in government bonds traded in Tel Aviv. Nonresidents’ activity in makam was balanced in January.
There were net investments by nonresidents of about $190 million in government bonds traded abroad.
Investments in Israeli shares: In January, nonresidents invested about $200 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). In contrast, nonresidents sold about $40 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.
Nonresidents' direct investment in Israel: In January, nonresidents' direct investment in Israel via the banking system totaled about $710 million, of which about $200 million was an investment in one company. Activity was concentrated in the high technology industry and in the information and communications industry.
Continued net realizations by institutional investors in foreign shares, and investment abroad by households
In January, Israeli residents invested about a net $590 million in financial investments (stocks and bonds) abroad, most of which was investment by households.
Shares: In January, Israeli residents invested about $180 million in foreign shares traded abroad:  Households invested about $450 million, mainly individuals and mutual funds. The business sector invested about a net $105 million. In contrast, institutional investors, mainly insurance companies, realized about a net $370 million in foreign shares, continuing sales in previous months.
Bonds: Israeli residents invested about $410 million, net, in bonds traded abroad—investments of about $260 million, net, by households and about $120 million by the business sector.
Direct investment abroad: Israeli residents made direct investments abroad totaling about $400 million. Most of the investments were made by a company in the financial and insurance industry.
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