This women’s day, we decided to urge women to be more money-minded, by sharing the lessons that we’ve personally learnt from managing our own money for the last 15-20 years. If you missed our Twitter Spaces on why women should be money-minded, here are the key takeaways.
ETFs in India are becoming one of the fastest growing favourite investments for passive investors over the last few years. Infact, if you’re looking to invest your money in a well diversified investment, with little active management from your side and at an extremely low cost, then ETFs are A GREAT CHOICE for you!
For a long-term investor, is an ETF a better or poorer option compared to index funds? Which is more expensive in the long term? Can one replace your recommendations of index funds (or FoF, like Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FoF) with the corresponding ETF? It’s a little confusing because your Prime Funds and some of your portfolios recommend ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 Index fund, but ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 ETF is not recommended in Prime ETFs or portfolios. Shouldn’t the performance be same? And what is the impact of tracking error on investor returns?
With some classes of domestic mutual funds struggling to deliver on their promise and a global shift towards ETFs and index investing, the local interest in ETFs is healthy and welcome. But to think that Indian ETFs are fault-free and the ideal route to investing is flawed.
Here’s why, and how to negotiate the ETF space in India.
Owning bonds, unless you are well-diversified, has become a super risky proposition since September 2018. Credit risk and drying up of liquidity have proved to be lethal combinations to manage for investors. Now the debt ETF space may receive some life with the soon-to-be launched defined maturity PSU Debt ETF.