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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 Nov 27, 2014)
        (Rs. cr.) (Rs./Unit) 1wk 1mth 3mth 6mth 1yr 2yr 3yr    
GS PSU Bank BeES 440.10 0.86 60.39 440.82 1.3 11.6 13.3 7.0 68.7 14.3 12.2
R*Shares Banking ETF 1,933.65 0.66 220.88 1,930.03 1.9 8.6 14.3 20.2 66.6 25.7 28.3
GS Bank BeES 1,819.69 -0.21 247.46 1,814.75 1.9 8.5 14.2 20.0 64.5 23.7 26.8
Motilal MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF 12.61 0.00 146.23 12.68 -0.6 6.1 9.0 20.5 62.6 24.9 23.0
Kotak PSU Bank ETF 404.73 0.26 20.76 405.67 -3.2 6.6 8.3 2.3 61.1 8.5 8.0
GS Junior BeES 184.81 1.04 133.83 183.85 -1.2 6.5 8.5 17.7 49.8 25.4 25.5
R*shares CNX 100 ETF 83.00 0.00 7.44 85.28 0.6 6.1 7.2 17.2 42.5 -- --
ICICI Prudential CNX 100 ETF 86.45 0.72 25.97 86.25 0.5 6.0 7.0 16.9 42.3 -- --
IIFL Nifty ETF 864.00 0.23 7.54 878.12 0.9 6.1 6.8 16.9 41.5 23.1 21.9
R*Shares Nifty ETF 86.55 1.38 29.69 85.91 0.9 6.1 6.9 17.0 41.5 -- --
ICICI Prudential Nifty ETF 85.10 -2.03 6.30 86.35 0.9 6.0 6.7 16.7 40.9 -- --
Religare Invesco Nifty ETF 85.10 -2.03 0.00 857.86 0.9 6.0 6.7 16.6 40.6 21.8 20.8
Birla Sun Life Nifty ETF 82.00 0.00 1.59 86.90 0.8 6.0 6.7 17.1 40.4 22.5 21.3
SBI Sensex ETF 280.10 -1.22 4.04 289.53 1.1 6.1 6.9 16.9 40.2 -- --
GS Nifty BeES 858.24 0.22 699.65 857.55 0.9 6.0 6.8 16.9 39.8 21.5 20.1
Motilal MOSt Shares M50 ETF 80.52 0.76 30.33 81.23 0.9 5.9 2.3 10.1 38.3 20.7 20.8
GS Infra BeES 338.66 3.01 93.43 326.42 -0.8 2.4 4.6 2.9 38.2 12.8 10.3
Kotak Sensex ETF 285.00 0.18 7.77 284.96 -1.0 3.9 4.7 14.3 37.5 20.7 19.7
Kotak Nifty ETF 843.00 0.12 58.90 848.56 -0.2 4.9 5.7 15.6 37.4 20.1 19.9
GS Shariah BeES 189.00 1.04 1.17 189.00 0.7 5.0 5.9 19.3 35.4 24.2 18.4
ICICI Pru SPIcE Plan 284.00 1.79 1.45 285.14 1.1 6.0 6.8 5.8 26.9 18.0 18.6
Motilal MOSt Shares NASDAQ 100 ETF 262.50 -0.53 65.54 264.63 1.4 7.2 7.7 22.7 23.0 34.0 33.1
GS Hang Seng BeES 2,088.30 -1.38 6.65 2,159.70 3.1 5.1 -0.6 12.0 3.5 13.7 19.9
R*Shares Dividend ETF 22.35 1.59 13.72 21.66 -0.3 2.3 5.0 9.4 -- -- --
GS Liquid BeES 999.99 -0.00 789.99 1,000.00 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
R*shares Consumption ETF 36.55 -7.47 13.60 34.17 -0.3 4.5 8.6 22.6 -- -- --
Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Gold ETF 2,505.00 -0.05 50.54 2,604.89 -0.1 -2.1 -5.4 -3.4 -4.7 -10.4 --
Religare Invesco Gold ETF 2,510.00 -0.16 0.00 2,545.54 -0.1 -1.8 -5.0 -5.2 -6.1 -10.8 -3.9
SBI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,484.65 -0.07 1,015.50 2,514.09 -0.1 -2.2 -5.4 -3.3 -6.5 -11.0 -4.1
UTI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,432.05 0.28 491.69 2,458.21 -0.1 -2.1 -5.3 -3.5 -6.5 -11.1 -4.2
ICICI Pru Gold ETF 86.45 0.72 130.08 2,535.22 -0.1 -2.2 -5.4 -3.3 -6.6 -10.9 -4.0
IDBI Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,521.00 -0.51 115.11 2,560.05 -0.1 -2.2 -5.4 -3.3 -6.6 -11.2 -4.2
HDFC Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,509.50 0.09 616.95 2,504.68 -0.1 -2.2 -5.5 -3.3 -6.6 -11.2 -4.2
GS Gold BeES 2,465.75 0.64 1,863.19 2,446.14 -0.1 -2.2 -5.4 -3.2 -6.6 -11.1 -4.2
Quantum Gold Fund 1,235.40 0.02 55.27 1,222.64 -0.1 -2.2 -5.5 -3.3 -6.6 -11.1 -4.2
Axis Gold ETF 2,467.35 -0.58 278.33 2,499.38 -0.1 -2.2 -5.5 -3.3 -6.7 -11.1 -4.2
Kotak Gold ETF 2,425.45 -0.25 565.34 2,448.70 -0.1 -2.2 -5.5 -3.4 -6.7 -11.3 -4.3
Can Gold Exchange Traded Fund 2,545.00 0.00 138.16 2,548.68 -- -2.7 -5.1 -4.1 -7.5 -11.5 --
R*Shares Gold ETF 2,355.45 -0.33 1,774.02 2,408.99 -0.5 -2.8 -5.7 -4.7 -9.0 -10.8 -4.0
Birla Sun Life Gold ETF (G) 2,541.00 0.03 81.04 2,573.83 -0.1 -1.7 -5.0 -6.0 -10.9 -10.9 -4.0
* Returns over 1 year are annualised.
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