Foreign investors sold a net volume of 27.74 million shares in February but bought a net value of more than VND 1 trillion (US$42 million), dropping by more than 36 percent against January.
As of the end of February, VDS had so far granted securities trading codes to 4,151 institutional investors and 25,303 individual investors.
VDS granted 5,537 securities trading codes to foreign investors in 2018, 2,300 higher than 2017.
In 2018, foreign investors pumped a net value of $41.7 trillion into Vietnam’s securities market, a rise of 61.3 percent.
Vietnam’s stock market was expected to attract more foreign capital when it was upgraded from frontier market status to emerging, according to Bao Viet Securities Company.