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Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are essentially mutual fund schemes or index funds that are listed and traded on an exchange just like stocks. ETFs can be bought and sold throughout the trading day. Buying/Selling of ETFs is as simple as buying/selling of any other stock on the exchange allowing investors to take advantage of intra-day price movements. Thus with ETFs, one can benefit both from the flexibility of a stock as well as diversification of an open ended mutual fund scheme.

Benefits of ETFs

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Easy Diversification

Diversify portfolio to an entire Index instead of Single stock.

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Low Cost

ETFs often cost less than traditional Mutual Funds.

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Can be bought & Sold at any time on Exchange.

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Tax efficiency

ETFs have lower capital gains and they are payable only upon sales of the ETF.

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Most ETFs Disclose their holdings on daily basis.


  • Debt ETFs
  • Equity Indices
  • Equity Sectoral
  • Gold
  • Smart Beta
Fund Name Current Price() 6 Months (%) 1 Year (%) 3 Years (%) 5 Years (%) Since Inception (%) AUM (Cr) Actions
ICICI Pru S&P BSE Liquid Rate ETF 1.72 3.35 3.34 0.00 3.94 3548.36 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty 50 ETF 0.22 8.08 18.22 12.81 13.92 3399.11 INVEST
ICICI Pru Gold ETF 7.68 7.99 11.08 11.56 7.72 3351.0 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Bank ETF -1.73 6.30 11.07 0.00 7.32 3217.39 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Private Bank ETF -1.44 3.95 0.00 0.00 6.31 1926.91 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty IT ETF -13.47 -2.12 0.00 0.00 30.85 1744.86 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 ETF 1.63 6.44 18.04 12.74 13.62 1351.24 INVEST
ICICI Pru S&P BSE Sensex ETF 0.46 8.37 17.96 13.75 16.83 859.98 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Next 50 ETF 0.00 6.21 18.52 0.00 8.91 265.28 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Alpha Low - Volatility 30 ETF -1.88 2.60 0.00 0.00 19.92 255.40 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Midcap 150 ETF 0.37 9.21 0.00 0.00 163.68 120.86 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty Healthcare ETF -4.09 -9.39 0.00 0.00 -1.08 98.53 INVEST
ICICI Pru S&P BSE 500 ETF -0.21 7.69 20.33 0.00 12.69 59.95 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty 50 Value 20 ETF -0.78 8.80 22.01 16.71 17.02 47.88 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty 100 ETF 0.10 7.70 17.95 12.00 15.48 37.41 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty FMCG ETF 16.37 19.12 0.00 0.00 19.12 35.03 INVEST
ICICI Pru S&P BSE Midcap Select ETF -0.31 5.50 20.37 8.44 12.34 24.42 INVEST


Fund Name Current Price() 6 Months (%) 1 Year (%) 3 Years (%) 5 Years (%) Since Inception (%) AUM (Cr) Actions
IDFC Nifty 50 ETF 0.13 7.89 17.97 12.70 13.74 14.90 INVEST
Indiabulls Nifty50 Exchange Traded Fund 0.17 7.87 18.49 0.00 14.25 15.20 INVEST
Kotak Nifty 50 ETF 0.19 7.99 18.10 12.73 11.97 1693.65 INVEST
Invesco India Nifty 50 ETF 0.20 8.03 18.16 12.77 12.12 56.62 INVEST
SBI Nifty 50 ETF 0.21 8.05 18.19 12.83 11.75 122897.59 INVEST
Tata Nifty 50 Exchange Traded Fund 0.21 8.03 18.29 0.00 15.22 390.93 INVEST
UTI-Nifty 50 ETF 0.21 8.06 18.19 12.83 13.66 31975.24 INVEST
AXIS Nifty 50 ETF 0.22 8.07 18.18 12.80 13.50 132.23 INVEST
HDFC Nifty 50 ETF 0.22 8.06 18.19 12.83 14.53 1437.92 INVEST
LIC MF Nifty 50 ETF 0.22 8.03 18.24 12.82 13.81 588.86 INVEST
ICICI Pru Nifty 50 ETF 0.23 8.09 18.23 12.82 13.93 3399.11 INVEST
Nippon India ETF Nifty 50 BeES 0.23 8.09 18.23 12.86 15.81 8707.48 INVEST
Quantum Nifty 50 ETF 0.23 8.06 18.13 12.73 12.12 19.14 INVEST
Aditya Birla SL Nifty 50 ETF 0.26 8.12 18.26 12.79 12.06 736.26 INVEST
Motilal Oswal Nifty M50 ETF 0.30 8.11 18.04 12.49 6.91 28.02 INVEST

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In India we have 5 types of ETFs- Equity, Debt, Gold, Global and Smart beta.

Equity ETFs are passive investment instruments that are based on indices and invest in securities in same proportion as the underlying index
Debt ETFs like equity ETFs, Debt ETFs offer exposure to a basket of securities that, in this case, is a basket of bonds and other debt products.
Gold ETFs are instruments that are based on gold prices and invest in gold bullion. Because of its direct gold pricing, there is a complete transparency on the holdings of an ETF.
Global ETFs invests mainly in foreign based securities. These ETFs may track global markets or track a country-specific benchmark index.
Smart Beta ETFs are comprised of a list of stocks that are selected based on criteria. The criteria is often a factor or a combination of factors like low volatility, value, quality or momentum. For example, a Nifty Smart Beta ETF with a focus on low volatility would comprise of stocks within the 50-stock index that are relatively less volatile than their peers.

The tax on redemption of equity ETFs depends on the period of holding. If the holding period is more than a year, then there is long-term capital gain. It is exempt if the gain is up to Rs.1 lakh. For long-term capital gain of above Rs.1 lakh, the tax liability is 10% without indexation benefits. However, if the holding period is less than 12 months, then 15% tax liability arises from short-term capital gain.

In ETF (other than equity) and FOF, if the holding period is less than 36 months, there is short-term capital gain. Income from such sales is included in the normal income, and tax is calculated as per normal slab rates. Also, the tax liability of 20% (with indexation benefits) is calculated if long-term capital gain arises from selling such assets. The FOFs are treated as debt funds regardless of any of the schemes they invest in.

ETFs v/s Stocks & Mutual Fund
  Functionality ETFs Stocks Mutual Fund Units
  Real time trading and pricing throughout market hours
  Ability to put limit orders
  Can be traded real time on the Stock Exchange
  Is Arbitrage possible between Futures and Cash Market
  Is Diversification possible with a single unit
  Returns at par with the market/ Index *
  Intra day trading
  Exit Load

* subject to tracking errors

Net asset value (NAV)

Like a mutual fund, an ETF also has an end of the day Net Asset Value (NAV).NAV tells you the total value of all the fund’s assets and yours. An ETF trades real-time, whereas NAVs are only announced at the end of the day. So how do you figure out if the price you are paying for an ETF is fair in real-time?

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Intraday or indicative net asset value (iNAV)

Given that ETFs trade real-time, you need a reference point to see if the market price you see on your trading platform is a fair one and the indicative or intraday NAV (iNAV) serves as that reference. AMCs usually calculate this every 10-15 seconds and publish it on their websites. This serves as a real-time NAV so that you can use this as a fair value reference to compare it with the current market price on the stock exchanges.

  • Login to Icicidirect.com
  • Go to Mutual Fund Section
  • ETF
  • Select ETF to invest
  • Buy
  • You will be redirected to Equity place order page where you can enter the required details like Price, Qty etc. and submit order.

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