India is considered to be an emerging market and it is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. Moreover, it is the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people and it also has one of the youngest populations in the world. Investing in India seem to be a good option for both short-term traders and very long-term investors. One of the easiest way to invest in India is through Exchange-Traded Funds. Investor may gain exposure to this region, diversify an overall portfolio and hedge against risk. The India ETFs track the performance of a particular market or underlying index. The Indian ETFs may focus on a specific index, sector (e.g. infrastructure) and market capitalization. Due to the international specificity, Indian ETFs carry a higher expense ratio than most domestic ETFs. India's economy is focusing on information technology and business processes outsourcing industries. The benefits of investing in India also include strong economic growth. Nevertheless, investing in India is not without risk. One of the most important risk factors is geopolitical location of India. It is an unstable region, which may suffer from terrorist attacks. However, India still faces fewer risks than many other emerging markets due to its long-standing democracy and liberal economy policies.
Consumer, India ETF is in the medium-term down -15% below S&P in 3 months. In the long-term up 28% in 5 years.
Earnings-Oriented, Fundamental, India ETF is in the medium-term down -16% below S&P in 3 months. In the long-term down -19% below S&P in 2 years and down -65% below S&P in 14 years.
Equity, India ETFs on average are in the long-term down -23% in 1 year.
Infrastructure, India ETF is in the medium-term down -17% below S&P in 3 months. In the long-term down -29% in 1 year and down -77% below S&P in 12 years.
Small-cap, India ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -12% in 2 months. In the long-term down -39% in 1 year.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|EPI||WisdomTree India Earnings Fund||19.83||0.25%||939.06 M||0.83%|
|ICN||WisdomTree Dreyfus Indian Rupee Fund ETF||21.62||29.49 M||0.45%|
|INCO||EG Shares India Consumer ETF||31.72||0.25%||0.89%|
|INDA||Ishares MSCI India ETF||26.11||711.7 M||0.67%|
|INDL||Direxion Daily India Bull 2X Shares||42.68||0.95%|
|INDY||iShares S&P India Nifty 50 Index Fund||26.97||0.41%||500.09 M||0.93%|
|INP||Barclays Bank Plc iPath ETNs linked to the MSCI India Total Return Index||61.05|
|INR||Market Vectors Indian Rupee/USD ETN||38.02|
|INXX||EGA Emerging Global Shares Trust||10.4||-2.53%||0.85%|
|PIN||PowerShares India Portfolio||19.01||0.82%|
|SCIF||Market Vectors India Small Cap Index ETF||40||0.3%|
|SCIN||EGA Emerging Global Shares Trust||13.68||-1.4%||0.85%|
|SMIN||Ishares MSCI India Small Cap ETF||32.24||0.12%||5.96 M||0.74%|