Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF):
- An ETF is a fund that comprises a group of stocks that are listed on an exchange and can be simply traded like any other listed security.
- Usually,ETFs are passive funds where the fund manager doesn’t select stocks on your behalf.The fund simply copies an index and endeavors to accurately reflect its performance.
- The ETFs trading value is based on the net asset value of the underlying stocks that it represents.
- The ETF is aimed at helping speed up the government’s disinvestment programme.
Benefits of ETF:
- Low Cost – The price of the ETF is based on the net asset value of the underlying stocks.Hence,the fund management fee of an ETF is much lower than that of a normal mutual fund scheme.
- Liquidity – The traditional mutual funds are only priced at the end of the day.But ETFs can be bought and sold at any time throughout the trading day.
- Low Risk:ETF allows investors to avoid the risk of poor security selection by the fund manager, while offering a diversified investment portfolio.
About Bharat-22 ETF:
- Bharat 22 is an ETF that will track the performance of 22 stocks of Central Public Sector Enterprises(CPSE), Public Sector Banks(PSB’s ) and strategic holding of SUUTI(Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India).
- The 22 stocks are diversified across six sectors such as(a) basic materials (b) energy (c)finance (d) FMCG (e) industrials and (f) utilities.
- Bharat-22 ETF is managed by the ICICI Prudential AMC while Asia Index is the index provider.