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What are Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)?

Exchange Traded Funds are essentially Index Funds that are listed and traded on exchanges like stocks. Until the development of ETFs, this was not possible before. Globally, ETFs have opened a whole new panorama of investment opportunities to Retail as well as Institutional Money Managers. They enable investors to gain broad exposure to entire stock markets in different Countries and specific sectors with relative ease, on a real-time basis and at a lower cost than many other forms of investing.

An ETF is a basket of stocks that reflects the composition of an Index, like S&P CNX Nifty or BSE Sensex. The ETFs trading value is based on the net asset value of the underlying stocks that it represents. Think of it as a Mutual Fund that you can buy and sell in real-time at a price that change throughout the day.

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Performance of ETFs
Schemes Latest Price   % Change Asset Size NAV Returns in % (as on Mar 31, 2017)
        (Rs. cr.) (Rs./Unit) 1wk 1mth 3mth 6mth 1yr 2yr 3yr    
R*Shares PSU Bank BeES 388.05 -0.04 75.59 389.84 8.0 8.2 17.7 12.0 42.6 1.9 9.3
CPSE Exchange Traded Fund 27.93 -0.14 7,032.08 28.02 -0.6 0.2 10.7 17.0 40.6 7.7 --
Kotak PSU Bank ETF 351.00 0.50 45.58 351.36 8.0 5.9 15.2 9.7 39.7 1.9 10.3
SBI - ETF Nifty Next 50 255.60 0.00 2.68 256.10 1.1 4.1 17.9 10.2 35.8 15.1 --
Edelweiss ETS - Banking 2,037.00 0.00 1.18 2,173.53 3.5 5.1 18.9 12.0 35.0 -- --
SBI - ETF Nifty Bank 218.72 0.84 442.12 219.43 3.5 5.1 18.9 12.0 34.9 9.3 --
Kotak Banking ETF 225.77 4.47 2,936.74 219.42 3.5 5.1 18.9 12.0 34.9 9.3 --
R*Shares Bank BeES 2,169.95 0.42 1,527.75 2,183.87 3.5 5.1 18.8 11.8 34.5 9.0 19.5
R*Shares Junior BeES 253.10 0.37 117.15 253.21 1.1 4.0 17.6 9.7 34.5 14.0 23.7
Motilal MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF 18.00 -0.33 26.58 17.79 1.4 5.2 19.3 10.6 34.4 15.0 26.2
R*Shares Dividend ETF 25.00 0.00 15.39 25.06 0.1 2.3 11.6 11.9 31.2 10.3 --
Reliance Close Ended Eqty-Sr-A (G) 14.40 0.00 344.99 20.33 2.3 5.1 12.5 4.0 24.4 6.6 22.4
SBI - ETF BSE 100 97.30 0.10 1.28 97.47 1.1 3.5 13.5 7.5 22.6 6.4 --
LIC MF ETF - Nifty 100 88.00 0.00 246.07 95.44 1.0 3.3 13.2 7.4 22.3 -- --
ICICI Prudential CNX 100 iWIN ETF 98.94 0.49 31.61 98.74 1.0 3.3 12.8 7.2 21.6 6.3 13.8
Edelweiss ETS - Nifty (Nifty EES) 6,800.00 0.00 2.53 9,523.22 1.0 3.2 13.3 7.5 21.5 -- --
R*Shares Infra BeES 311.92 -0.18 16.13 312.96 1.4 4.3 13.8 10.2 21.3 -2.3 5.7
R*shares CNX 100 ETF 95.93 0.42 7.35 96.44 1.0 3.3 13.0 7.1 21.3 5.8 13.5
UTI Nifty Exchange Traded Fund 930.00 0.00 1,968.33 937.23 1.0 3.2 12.4 7.0 20.3 -- --
Invesco India Nifty ETF 894.00 0.00 0.00 949.70 1.0 3.2 12.3 6.9 20.1 5.1 12.1
LIC MF ETF - CNX Nifty 50 91.70 -0.92 371.18 92.78 1.0 3.2 12.3 6.9 20.0 -- --
HDFC Nifty ETF 929.00 -0.01 227.60 929.95 1.0 3.2 12.3 6.9 20.0 -- --
Birla Sun Life Nifty ETF 97.00 3.69 184.67 96.97 1.0 3.2 12.0 6.8 19.9 5.4 12.3
Quantum Index Fund (G) 982.90 0.50 4.30 984.59 1.0 3.2 12.3 6.8 19.9 5.0 12.2
R*Shares Nifty BeES 937.57 0.56 860.46 937.39 1.0 3.2 12.2 6.7 19.5 4.8 11.7
R*shares Consumption ETF 41.48 1.29 16.43 41.41 0.5 2.2 13.8 3.5 18.9 9.8 --
Motilal MOSt Shares M50 ETF 86.93 1.47 20.90 88.13 0.9 3.1 11.8 6.1 18.6 4.2 9.8
UTI Sensex Exchange Traded Fund 300.65 0.08 530.87 302.33 1.1 2.9 11.6 6.9 18.6 -- --
HDFC Sensex ETF 3,004.02 0.00 24.80 3,018.98 1.1 2.9 11.6 6.8 18.5 -- --
SBI - ETF Nifty 50 93.30 2.02 10,000.00 92.21 1.0 1.8 10.8 5.5 18.5 -- --
R*Shares Sensex ETF 302.85 0.00 40.67 306.30 1.1 2.9 11.5 6.8 18.5 4.4 --
LIC MF ETF - Sensex 298.94 10.94 281.14 301.27 1.1 2.9 11.6 6.8 18.4 -- --
ICICI Pru SPIcE Plan 305.35 1.09 5.66 306.42 1.1 2.9 11.4 6.6 18.2 4.3 11.9
Motilal MOSt Shares NASDAQ 100 ETF 389.01 0.01 69.36 348.87 0.3 -2.2 5.1 8.5 18.1 13.8 17.6
Kotak Nifty ETF 920.56 0.52 668.99 919.86 1.0 2.1 11.1 5.7 17.0 5.2 12.8
ICICI Prudential Nifty iWIN ETF 93.32 0.32 957.17 93.45 1.0 3.2 12.3 6.9 16.8 5.1 12.5
SBI - ETF Sensex 311.00 1.27 4,599.88 309.71 1.1 1.5 10.0 5.3 16.8 4.9 11.8
R*Shares Shariah BeES 212.00 3.79 1.51 211.11 -0.5 1.1 10.5 6.0 16.5 7.1 11.7
R*Shares Hang Seng BeES 2,270.00 0.84 6.29 2,390.34 -1.2 -0.5 5.4 1.6 16.4 2.9 8.6
R*Shares Gold ETF 2,713.30 0.00 1,278.25 2,736.83 2.4 -0.7 -4.4 1.5 16.3 7.3 0.7
Kotak Sensex ETF 296.50 0.85 11.59 297.43 1.1 0.3 8.7 4.0 15.3 4.2 11.7
Kotak NV 20 ETF 40.30 1.51 1.93 40.63 0.8 1.4 9.4 7.7 13.4 -- --
R*Shares NV20 ETF 401.32 0.00 15.04 407.54 0.8 1.4 9.3 7.7 13.3 -- --
LIC G-Sec LTE Fund - RP (G) 14.46 0.00 76.63 16.65 0.8 1.7 -0.2 3.1 12.0 9.5 --
R*Shares Banking ETF 2,109.56 0.00 574.48 2,078.28 -2.5 -3.1 2.6 18.1 11.5 6.3 18.9
IIFL Nifty ETF 900.00 0.00 1.50 891.36 -0.9 1.7 4.5 -3.4 10.7 21.5 20.0
R*Shares Nifty ETF 89.05 0.00 30.30 87.87 -2.3 -3.6 -1.0 10.5 6.4 2.0 --
SBI-ETF 10Y Gilt 159.50 0.00 2.12 160.85 1.1 1.5 0.4 4.4 -- -- --
Edelweiss ETF - NQ30 216.20 1.03 3.99 228.21 -0.2 1.8 7.9 3.2 -- -- --
R*Shares Liquid BeES 1,000.00 0.00 1,445.60 1,000.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
ICICI Prudential MS iWIN ETF 60.15 0.00 8.06 60.23 0.9 4.8 16.8 6.6 -- -- --
IDFC FTP Series 129 - Regular (G) 60.15 0.00 0.83 91.92 0.9 3.2 12.3 -- -- -- --
R* Shares LTG ETF 16.77 -0.18 20.23 16.75 0.8 1.7 -0.1 3.2 -- -- --
ICICI Pru NV20 iWIN ETF 16.77 -0.18 7.11 40.15 0.8 1.4 9.1 7.7 -- -- --
Can Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,715.00 0.11 66.19 2,700.28 -0.3 -2.4 2.0 -8.9 -0.1 3.2 -1.3
IDBI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,759.95 0.00 81.88 2,763.82 -0.5 -2.5 2.9 -8.6 -2.1 3.8 0.3
R*Shares Gold BeES 2,626.90 -0.07 2,850.43 2,638.52 -0.5 -2.4 2.8 -8.8 -2.3 3.8 0.3
UTI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,587.00 -0.38 412.41 2,642.62 -0.5 -2.6 2.8 -8.8 -2.3 3.7 0.1
Birla Sun Life Gold ETF (G) 2,730.00 -0.07 75.14 2,755.18 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.8 -2.4 3.7 -1.3
Quantum Gold Fund 1,309.95 0.05 61.02 1,311.28 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.9 -2.5 3.5 0.1
ICICI Pru Gold iWIN ETF 270.80 0.41 113.69 272.08 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.8 -2.5 3.5 0.1
Invesco India Gold ETF 2,735.00 -0.15 0.00 2,715.10 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.8 -2.5 3.6 -1.0
SBI - ETF Gold 2,638.90 0.01 861.72 2,699.63 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.9 -2.6 3.5 0.1
Kotak Gold ETF 256.60 0.31 473.13 262.50 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.9 -2.6 3.5 --
HDFC Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,669.80 0.25 528.03 2,680.89 -0.5 -2.6 2.7 -8.9 -2.6 3.4 --
Axis Gold ETF 2,600.00 0.26 203.77 2,608.82 -0.7 -3.3 0.4 -11.3 -5.2 2.1 -0.9
Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Gold ETF 2,452.50 0.00 29.66 2,529.56 -0.2 -1.9 -5.5 -4.1 -6.1 -7.5 -4.2
* Returns over 1 year are annualised.
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