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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 Oct 23, 2014)
        (Rs. cr.) (Rs./Unit) 1wk 1mth 3mth 6mth 1yr 2yr 3yr    
GS PSU Bank BeES 399.48 0.00 15.80 391.13 4.4 -0.7 -0.7 21.6 55.1 5.4 6.5
Kotak PSU Bank ETF 381.94 0.00 12.72 376.60 4.4 -0.7 -0.7 21.5 55.0 2.3 4.1
Motilal MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF 12.20 0.00 247.60 11.91 4.1 -0.5 4.7 29.0 54.4 21.6 19.0
R*Shares Banking ETF 1,760.42 0.00 141.64 1,765.95 5.8 3.4 6.3 26.4 52.7 20.6 20.9
GS Bank BeES 1,652.59 0.00 200.25 1,661.11 5.8 3.4 6.2 26.2 50.7 18.8 19.3
GS Junior BeES 172.21 0.00 80.89 172.74 4.9 0.9 4.9 24.4 41.2 24.3 21.2
GS Infra BeES 319.91 0.00 11.56 317.80 7.0 1.6 -4.0 15.1 34.3 11.2 7.6
R*shares CNX 100 ETF 82.00 0.00 7.12 80.39 3.4 -- 3.2 19.0 32.2 -- --
ICICI Prudential CNX 100 ETF 82.10 0.00 24.79 81.39 3.4 -0.1 3.1 18.7 32.2 -- --
IIFL Nifty ETF 812.25 0.00 8.03 828.32 3.2 -0.2 2.8 18.0 30.9 20.0 17.6
ICICI Prudential Nifty ETF 82.24 0.00 6.03 81.53 3.1 -0.2 2.8 17.8 30.5 -- --
Kotak Sensex ETF 275.00 0.00 7.43 274.62 3.0 0.1 2.7 18.2 30.3 18.9 16.5
SBI Sensex ETF 270.00 0.00 5.02 273.24 3.0 0.1 2.8 18.3 30.2 -- --
Religare Invesco Nifty ETF 270.00 0.00 1.44 809.79 3.2 -0.3 2.7 17.7 30.1 18.7 16.6
Birla Sun Life Nifty ETF 76.15 0.00 1.52 82.05 3.0 -0.2 3.0 17.5 30.0 19.4 17.1
GS Nifty BeES 806.85 0.00 591.23 809.13 3.2 -0.3 2.8 18.0 29.3 18.4 15.9
Kotak Nifty ETF 812.00 0.00 47.88 809.59 3.2 -0.2 2.8 18.0 28.5 17.7 16.1
Motilal MOSt Shares M50 ETF 77.41 0.00 32.95 106.95 -1.9 -6.0 -4.1 13.1 28.2 16.4 16.0
GS Shariah BeES 181.75 0.00 1.15 180.31 1.7 -2.3 4.4 16.4 23.3 21.2 15.3
ICICI Pru SPIcE Plan 260.40 0.00 1.12 269.31 3.0 0.1 -6.9 7.0 17.8 15.1 14.6
Motilal MOSt Shares NASDAQ 100 ETF 240.66 0.00 64.36 242.85 4.7 -1.4 2.1 11.5 17.3 30.1 27.6
GS Hang Seng BeES 2,050.00 0.00 6.38 2,073.25 1.2 -1.4 -0.2 6.8 3.9 13.7 18.3
R*Shares Dividend ETF 19.80 0.00 13.20 21.18 4.1 1.4 3.7 21.5 -- -- --
GS Liquid BeES 1,000.00 0.00 740.24 1,000.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
R*shares Consumption ETF 30.12 0.00 13.28 32.90 5.0 1.0 9.6 22.6 -- -- --
R*Shares Nifty ETF 80.67 0.00 27.19 81.04 3.2 -0.2 2.9 18.1 -- -- --
Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Gold ETF 2,612.55 0.00 53.87 2,693.31 -- 2.0 -3.2 -1.3 -5.8 -6.5 --
R*Shares Gold ETF 2,472.75 0.00 1,656.36 2,513.49 -0.4 2.8 -1.9 -4.9 -6.4 -6.4 -0.1
Religare Invesco Gold ETF 2,583.00 0.00 46.10 2,623.23 -- 2.1 -3.9 -4.3 -7.5 -7.0 -0.4
SBI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,570.20 0.00 1,104.51 2,601.08 -- 2.1 -3.2 -3.3 -7.5 -7.0 -0.4
HDFC Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,615.95 0.00 634.67 2,591.61 -- 2.1 -3.3 -3.3 -7.6 -7.2 -0.6
Quantum Gold Fund 1,281.80 0.00 56.70 1,265.22 -- 2.1 -3.3 -3.3 -7.6 -7.1 -0.6
UTI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,536.60 0.00 537.81 2,541.82 -- 2.3 -3.5 -3.5 -7.6 -7.2 -0.6
ICICI Pru Gold ETF 82.10 0.00 134.01 2,622.50 -- 2.1 -3.2 -3.3 -7.6 -6.9 -0.4
Axis Gold ETF 2,609.45 0.00 287.56 2,586.41 -- 2.1 -3.3 -3.3 -7.6 -7.2 -0.6
GS Gold BeES 2,526.15 0.00 1,926.99 2,530.32 -- 2.1 -3.2 -3.3 -7.7 -7.2 -0.6
IDBI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,629.65 0.00 125.86 2,648.71 -- 2.1 -3.2 -3.3 -7.7 -7.2 --
Kotak Gold ETF 2,580.30 0.00 583.05 2,534.09 -- 2.1 -3.3 -3.4 -7.8 -7.3 -0.7
Can Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,680.00 0.00 141.28 2,656.56 0.2 2.1 -2.0 -8.4 -7.9 -7.2 --
Birla Sun Life Gold ETF (G) 2,650.55 0.00 87.91 2,650.84 -- 1.8 -3.4 -4.8 -8.3 -7.1 -0.6
* Returns over 1 year are annualised.
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