List of ETFs in India in 2023 – All 122 ETFs with past returns, Expense Ratios, Launch dates.


Exchange-traded funds abbreviated as ETFs are not something new to the stock markets. Yet I have come across a large number of people who don’t know about them. There are a total of 122 ETFs listed on the National Stock Exchange in India. In this post, we will try to explain everything you need to know about ETFs in India and the list of ETFs in India.

The First Indian ETF

In India, the first ETF was launched by Nippon India Mutual Fund company, earlier known as Reliance Mutual Fund. The first ETF was a Nifty 50 ETF, called “NiftyBees” launched in December 2001. The ETF has given almost 16% return since inception and you can still purchase it. Now 20 years later, we have 122 ETFs are listed on the NSE.

1. What are Exchange-traded funds or ETFs?

From the name itself, you come to know that an ETF is some kind of ‘fund’ that is traded on the exchange. It is just like a mutual fund. The only difference is that you can buy or sell it on the stock exchange just like you buy and sell stocks. You will need a trading account for buying/selling an ETF and a Demat account where the ETFs will be stored.

An ETF is basically a collection of assets(stocks, bonds, or commodities such as Gold, Silver, etc).

ETFs are usually launched by Asset management companies that launch Mutual Funds. Examples of these companies are Motilal Oswal, ICICI Prudential, Nippon, Mirae Asset, etc.

An ETF is managed by a fund manager just like a mutual fund. An ETF has an expense ratio that denotes a fund management fee.

2. How many types of ETFs are available in India?

In India, ETFs are broadly classified into 4 categories, namely:

  • Equity – these ETFs track equity indices such as Nifty 50, Sensex, Nifty IT, Nifty Midcap 150, etc.
  • Debt – In the Debt category, ETFs track Bonds, etc,
  • Precious metals – We have Gold ETFs and Silver ETFs tracking prices of the respective metals.
  • International Equity Indices – You can invest in International stock indices such as Nasdaq 100, Hangseng, etc. through ETFs.

Later in this post, we will look at the list of all ETFs available in the above categories. You might get surprised by looking at the list of all ETFs available today.

Can you believe that it is now possible to invest in an index on the Hong Kong stock exchange through ETFs without needing to open an overseas account! Yes, markets are getting exciting for retail investors in India.

3. Listing of ETFs on the stock exchanges

The two most prominent stock exchanges in India are the National Stock exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Almost all ETFs are listed by the Asset management companies list all their ETFs on both these exchanges.

You can very easily find them on your stock brokers app by searching their names. For example, try to type ‘NETFIT’ and you will find it there.

NETFIT is an ETF by Nippon AMC which tracks the Nifty IT Index. It does not matter much whether you buy them from NSE or BSE.

4. Can you list the differences between a mutual fund and an ETF?

Sure, let’s look at the similarities and the differences between a Mutual fund and an ETF in the table below:

S No. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)Mutual Fund
1.Listed on stock exchanges such as NSE, and BSE.Not Listed on stock exchanges
2.Lower expense ratios.Higher expense ratio than ETFs
3.ETFs are managed by a fund managerAlso Managed by a fund manager
4.Can buy or sell anytime during trading hours on stock exchanges.Cannot buy/sell on a stock exchange.
5.Demat account/Trading account is necessary to invest.Demat/Trading accounts are not required.
6.No option to get a dividend payout. Only the Growth option is available.You get the option to choose between Dividend payout (IDCW) or dividend reinvestment (Growth)
7.Intraday trading is possible.Any sort of trading activity is not possible.
8.Sale Proceeds from holdings are received on a T+2 basis similar to any other stock. (here T is the day of sale)When you sell your Mutual fund units, proceeds are sent to your bank on T+3 day. (here T is the day of sale)
9.No Minimum investment is defined. You can buy as low as 1 unit just like a stock.Usually, a minimum investment is mandated by the fund houses such as Rs 500 or more.
10.SIP is not possible although some stockbrokers offer SIP through indirect means.SIP option is available.
List of differences between Mutual funds and Exchange-traded funds or ETFs.

5. What is “Expense Ratio” in Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)?

Exchange-traded funds, just like Mutual funds, are managed by a dedicated fund manager who is responsible for maintaining the fund and does the buying/selling of stocks for the fund. To pay for the salary of the fund manager and make some profit for the fund house, the fund levies a small charge called ‘Expense Ratio’.

Since most ETFs are passively managed, the expense ratio is usually extremely low and even lower than that of index funds. You can understand the difference through the following illustration in which we compare the expense ratios of an ETF with an index fund from the same company where both track the same underlying assets:

FundTotal Expense Ratio
Nippon India ETF Nifty BeES (ETF)0.05%
Nippon India Index Fund – Nifty Plan (Direct plan) (Index Fund)0.18%
Comparing expense ratios

From the above table, we can see that the ETF is more than three times cheaper than a direct index fund which already is very cheap.

6. What are the benefits or advantages of investing through ETFs?

Exchange-traded funds come with numerous benefits such as:

  1. A very low minimum investment requirement of 1 unit.
  2. ETFs are passive funds and usually have lower risk than stocks.
  3. ETFs are an excellent choice for investing in broad market indices such as Nifty, Sensex, etc.
  4. They are very cheap because their expense ratios are usually very low (less than 0.5% mostly).
  5. ETFs can be purchased at real-time prices instead of closing day prices as in mutual funds.
  6. No need to contact a Mutual fund house or a broker. You can buy ETFs directly from your trading app.

7. What is ‘Tracking Error’ in the case of ETFs?

In any index fund or ETF, the returns generated do not exactly match the returns of the underlying asset. This difference is known as ‘Tracking Error’. The actual returns generated by the ETF could be less or more than the underlying asset being tracked. For tracking error to be zero, the asset allocation needs to exactly match the underlying portfolio at all times which is practically very hard to do.

What are the reasons for Tracking errors in ETFs?

Tracking errors may occur due to multiple reasons such as:

  • The fund manager may not be able to allocate available money exactly in the same proportion as in the underlying portfolio due to corporate actions, expenses, and fees of the scheme, changes to the underlying index, regulatory restrictions, etc.
  • Trading in some securities may be halted due to reasons such as activation of circuit breakers, making it impossible to invest at that time.
  • Fund house may keep some cash aside for unexpected circumstances which may also lead to tracking errors.

8. How can I buy ETFs in India?

If you have been reading till here, you know that you need a trading and a Demat account to buy an ETF. The process is exactly similar to buying shares. Let me illustrate how to buy an ETF in Zerodha’s Kite mobile app.

Buying ETF in Zerodha: Step 1- search for the ETF. Step 2 – Select quantity, price, etc., and buy.

9. How many ETFs are listed on NSE?

As of 11th April 2022, there are 122 ETFs listed on NSE. We have ETFs tracking Gold, Silver, Bonds, Equity broad market indices, Equity thematic indices, international equity indices, etc.

10. List of ETFs Listed in India

S.No.ETF SymbolNameUnderlying AssetLaunch Date or Listing DateReturn since Launch (CAGR)1-Year (365 day) return %5-Year CAGR Return %LTP (11-Apr-2022)Total Expense Ratio %
1ABSLBANETFAditya Birla Sun Life Banking ETFNifty Bank2019-10-30 00:00:0010.9716.04NA37.470.15
2ABSLNN50ETAditya Birla Sun Life Nifty Next 50 ETFNifty Next 502018-12-21 00:00:0015.8925.14NA44.80.05
3AXISBNKETFAxis Banking ETFNifty Bank2020-11-09 00:00:0024.9616.04NA379.350.16
4AXISBPSETFAxis AAA Bond Plus SDL ETF-2026 MaturityNifty AAA Bond Plus SDL Apr 2026 50:50 Index2021-05-18 00:00:003.56-NA10.50.13
5AXISCETFAxis Consumption ETFNIFTY India Consumption Index2021-09-23 00:00:00-2.51-NA71.490.33
6AXISGOLDAxis Gold ETFGold2010-11-16 00:00:007.4511.4144.820.53
7AXISHCETFAxis Healthcare ETFNifty Healthcare Index2021-05-21 00:00:00-14-NA84.160.22
8AXISNIFTYAxis Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502017-07-07 00:00:0014.6720.31NA186.440.07
9AXISTECETFAxis Technology ETF Regular GrowthNIFTY IT Index2021-03-31 00:00:0035.6329.23NA354.350.22
10BANKBEESNIPPON INDIA ETF BANK BEESNifty Bank2004-05-27 00:00:0017.3418.0811.45379.9
11BBETF0432Bharat Bond ETF - April 2032Nifty BHARAT Bond Index - April 20322021-12-17 00:00:00NA1009.99
12BSLGOLDETFAditya BSL Gold ETFGold2011-05-20 00:00:007.3113.0911.7747.210.58
13BSLNIFTYAditya BSL Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502011-07-21 00:00:0012.624.7613.1619.660.05
14BSLSENETFGAditya BSL Sensex 30 ETFBSE SENSEX Index2016-07-18 00:00:0013.3719.8713.5156.330.08
15CPSEETFCPSE ETFNifty CPSE TRI2014-03-28 00:00:008.094.2636.350.01
16DSPN50ETFDSP Nifty 50 ETFNifty 50 Index2021-12-30 00:00:003.67-NA178.80.07
17DSPNEWETFDSP Nifty 50 Equal Weight ETFNIFTY 50 Equal Weight Index2021-11-12 00:00:00-0.49-NA200.550.3
18DSPQ50ETFDSP Nifty Midcap 150 Quality 50 ETFNifty Midcap 150 Quality 50 Index2021-12-30 00:00:00-4.37-NA173.790.3
19EBANKEdelweiss Nifty Bank ETFNifty Bank2015-12-18 00:00:001418.2511.7140000.12
20EBBETF0423Edelweiss Bharat Bond ETF-April 2023 ETFNifty BHARAT Bond2020-01-02 00:00:007.024.35NA11760.0005
21EBBETF0425Edelweiss Bharat Bond ETF-April 2025 ETFNifty BHARAT Bond2020-07-29 00:00:004.224.4NA1088.470.0005
22EBBETF0430Edelweiss Bharat Bond ETF-April 2030 ETFNifty BHARAT Bond2020-01-02 00:00:007.643.32NA12030.0005
23EBBETF0431Edelweiss Bharat Bond ETF-April 2031 ETFNifty BHARAT Bond2020-07-29 00:00:003.464.2NA1073.940.0005
24GOLDBEESNippon India Gold Bees ETFGold2007-03-19 00:00:0011.0914.5811.3644.930.79
25GOLDSHAREUTI Gold ETFGold2007-04-17 00:00:008.8444.71.06
26HBANKETFHDFC Banking ETFNifty Bank2020-08-28 00:00:0037.0616.37NA376.630.16
27HDFCMFGETFHDFC Gold ETFGold2010-08-19 00:00:008.6415.5611.5846.20.6
28HDFCNIFETFHDFC Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502015-12-16 00:00:0015.2521.7815.07189.810.05
29HDFCSENETFHDFC Sensex 30 ETFSENSEX2015-12-16 00:00:0015.5921.2915.88634.670.05
30HEALTHYAditya Birla Sun Life NIFTY Healthcare ETFNifty Healthcare TRI2021-10-28 00:00:000.14-NA8.670.09
31HNGSNGBEESNippon India Hang Seng Bees ETFHang Seng Index2010-03-09 00:00:006.73-23.512.85313.990.86
32IBMFNIFTYIndiabulls Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502019-05-08 00:00:0015.8621.55NA180.150.12
33ICICI500ICICI Prudential BSE 500 ETFS&P BSE 500 index2018-05-16 00:00:0014.0825.23NA25.490.29
34ICICIALPLVICICI Prudential Alpha Low Vol 30 ETFNifty Alpha Low-Volatility 30 Index2020-08-18 00:00:0025.720.12NA174.950.41
35ICICIAUTOICICI Prudential Nifty Auto ETFNifty Auto Index2022-01-18 00:00:00-8.22-NA109.50.2
36ICICIB22Bharat 22 ETFS&P BSE BHARAT 22 index2017-11-28 00:00:007.3944.18NA51.480.05
37ICICIBANKNICICI Prudential Nifty Bank ETFNifty Bank2019-07-15 00:00:007.2918.1NA376.50.15
38ICICIBANKPICICI Prudential Nifty Private Bank ETFNifty Private Bank Index2019-08-14 00:00:007.311.49NA188.70.15
39ICICICONSUICICI Prudential Consumption ETFNifty India Consumption Index2021-11-02 00:00:000.31-NA71.740.2
40ICICIFMCGICICI Prudential FMCG ETFNifty FMCG Index2021-08-10 00:00:005.11-NA386.950.2
41ICICIGOLDICICI Prudential Gold ETFGold2010-09-02 00:00:008.1812.0611.2246.10.5
42ICICILIQICICI Prudential Liquid ETFS&P BSE Liquid Rate Index2018-09-26 00:00:003.762.96NA999.990.25
43ICICILOVOLICICI Prudential Nifty 100 Low Vol 30 ETFNifty 100 Low Volatility 30 Index2017-07-10 00:00:0013.9916.61NA139.360.36
44ICICIM150ICICI Prudential Nifty Midcap 150 ETFNifty Midcap 1502020-01-28 00:00:0028.2729.16NA118.520.15
45ICICIMCAPICICI Prudential Sensex Midcap Select ETFS&P BSE Midcap Select Index2016-07-11 00:00:0013.7525.5311.22108.20.15
46ICICINF100ICICI Prudential Nifty 100 ETFNifty 1002013-08-26 00:00:0016.422.6414.3195.580.47
47ICICINIFTYICICI Prudential Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502013-03-26 00:00:0014.521.4415.06190.510.05
48ICICINV20ICICI Prudential NV20 ETFNifty50 Value 202016-06-22 00:00:0018.3825.5919.6199.470.12
49ICICINXT50ICICI Prudential Nifty Next 50 ETFNifty Next 502018-08-30 00:00:0010.9326.55NA44.920.1
50ICICIPHARMICICI Prudential Healthcare ETFNifty Healthcare Index2021-05-25 00:00:003.53-NA87.080.15
51ICICISENSXICICI Prudential Sensex 30 ETFSENSEX2014-07-23 00:00:0017.1421.3315.82644.790.05
52ICICISILVEICICI Prudential Silver ETFDomestic Price of Silver2022-01-31 00:00:009.99-NA69.230.4
53ICICITECHICICI Prudential IT ETFNifty IT Index2020-08-20 00:00:0048.3934.79NA356.810.2
54IDBIGOLDIDBI Gold ETFGold2011-11-17 00:00:005.0315.311.8147880.35
55IDFNIFTYETIDFC Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502016-10-18 00:00:0015.0421.3214.91186.760.08
56INFRABEESNippon India Nifty Infra Bees ETFNifty Infra2010-10-05 00:00:003.0626.8410.75541.251.08
57IVZINGOLDInvesco India Gold ETFGold2010-03-22 00:00:009.0515.7511.6146800.55
58IVZINNIFTYInvesco India Nifty Exchange Traded FundNifty 502011-06-17 00:00:0012.4621.7415.031940.80.1
59JUNIORBEESNippon India Junior Bees ETFNifty Next 502003-02-21 00:00:0020.1328.5911.74461.130.17
60KOTAKALPHAKotak Nifty Alpha 50 ETFNIFTY Alpha 50 Index2021-12-29 00:00:003.69-NA36.590.4
61KOTAKBKETFKotak Nifty Bank ETFNifty Bank2014-12-12 00:00:009.9418.0411.42381.520.18
62KOTAKGOLDKotak Gold ETFGold2007-08-08 00:00:0011.9114.8111.5645.140.55
63KOTAKITKotak IT ETFNIFTY IT Index2021-03-05 00:00:0032.8434.91NA35.450.22
64KOTAKNIFTYKotak Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502010-02-11 00:00:0012.2721.7114.99187.170.12
65KOTAKNV20Kotak NV20 ETFNifty50 Value 202015-12-09 00:00:0018.1125.5619.77100.80.14
66KOTAKPSUBKKotak Nifty PSU Bank ETFNifty PSU Bank2007-11-16 00:00:000.739.14-4.41287.10.49
67LICNETFGSCLIC MF G-SEC Long Term ETFGSEC10 NSE Index2015-01-01 00:00:006.81-1.065.4822.330.16
68LICNETFN50LIC MF Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502015-11-30 00:00:0014.4821.7615.06189.370.1
69LICNETFSENLIC MF Sensex 30 ETFSENSEX2015-12-07 00:00:0014.6821.1415.89636.40.1
70LICNFNHGPLIC MF Nifty 100 ETFNifty 1002016-03-28 00:00:0016.122.9214.47190.350.28
71LIQUIDBEESNippon India Liquid Bees ETFGovernment Securities2003-07-16 00:00:005.612.513.7210000.65
72LIQUIDETFDSP BlackRock Liquid ETFNifty1D rate index2018-03-20 00:00:004.162.72NA10000.63
73MAESGETFMirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETFNIFTY100 ESG SECTOR LEADERS2020-11-24 00:00:0022.4318.69NA30.020.64
74MAFANGMirae Asset NYSE FANG+ ETFNYSE FANG+ Total Return Index2021-05-14 00:00:00-0.2-NA47.950.53
75MAFSETFMirae Asset Nifty Financial Services ETF - RGNifty Financial Services Index2021-08-05 00:00:005.37-NA17.650.13
76MAHKTECHMirae Asset Hang Seng TECH ETFHang Seng TECH Total Return Index2021-12-10 00:00:00-28.21-NA13.750.43
77MAMFGETFMirae Asset Nifty India Manufacturing ETFNifty India Manufacturing Total Return Index2022-02-02 00:00:004.73-NA83.150.4
78MAN50ETFMirae Asset Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502018-11-26 00:00:0017.0321.78NA183.20.08
79MANXT50Mirae Asset Nifty Next 50 ETFNifty Next 502020-01-31 00:00:0020.4728.87NA439.80.14
80MASPTOP50Mirae Asset S&P 500 Top 50 ETFS&P 500 Top 50 Total Return Index2021-09-24 00:00:005.77-NA29.280.59
81MOGSECMotilal Oswal 5 Year G-Sec ETFNifty 5 yr Benchmark G-Sec Index2020-12-16 00:00:001.872.51NA49.260.14
82MOM100Motilal Oswal Nifty Midcap 100 ETFNifty Midcap 1002011-02-04 00:00:0013.5132.1812.2533.140.2
83MOM50Motilal Oswal Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502010-07-30 00:00:008.07-11.19175.550.05
84MOMOMENTUMMotilal Oswal Nifty 200 Momentum 30 ETFNifty 200 Momentum 30 Total Return Index2022-02-17 00:00:003.87-NA209.650.33
85MON100Motilal Oswal NASDAQ 100 ETFNasdaq1002011-03-31 00:00:0024.070.04650.2512112.760.58
86MONQ50Motilal Oswal Nasdaq Q 50 ETFNasdaq Q-50 Total Return Index2021-12-29 00:00:00-16.75-NA55.750.42
87NCPSESDL24Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bd Plus SDL-2024 MatNifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL-242020-11-18 00:00:003.694.22NA108.030.15
88NETFTata Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502019-01-04 00:00:0017.5420.18NA184.50.08
89NETFAUTONippon India Nifty Auto ETFNifty Auto Index2022-01-20 00:00:00-4.75-NA109.40.22
90NETFCONSUMNippon India Nifty India Consumption ETFNifty Consumption2014-04-03 00:00:0013.9719.613.0477.080.35
91NETFDIVOPPNippon India Nifty Dividend Opportunities ETFNifty Div Opps 502014-04-15 00:00:0013.0327.5812.9246.930.19
92NETFGILT5YNippon India ETF 5 Year GiltNifty 8-13 yr G-Sec Index2021-04-08 00:00:002.672.69NA49.680.09
93NETFITNippon India ETF Nifty ITNifty IT2020-06-26 00:00:0062.5934.94NA35.780.22
94NETFLTGILTNippon India G-SEC Long Term ETFNifty GS 8 13Yr2016-07-05 00:00:006.35-1.445.6422.190.1
95NETFMID150Nippon India Nifty Midcap 150 ETFNifty Midcap 1502019-01-31 00:00:0022.7729.21NA118.750.23
96NETFNIF100Nippon India Nifty 100 ETFNifty 1002013-03-22 00:00:0014.2222.5513.72186.890.53
97NETFNV20Nippon India NV20 ETFNifty50 Value 20 TRI2015-06-18 00:00:0015.6324.1719.93102.250.36
98NETFPHARMANippon India NIFTY Pharma ETF Growth PlanNIFTY Pharma TRI Index2021-07-02 00:00:0038.42-NA13.860.21
99NETFSDL26Nippon India ETF Nifty SDL-2026 MaturityNifty SDL Apr 2026 Top 20 Equal Weight Index2021-03-25 00:00:005.174.48NA107.550.15
100NETFSILVERNippon India Silver ETFDomestic Price of Silver2022-02-02 00:00:0013.61-NA66.720.54
101NIFTYBEESNippon India Nifty 50 Bees ETFNifty 502001-12-28 00:00:0015.8221.815.11191.960.05
102NPBETTata Nifty Private Bank ETFNifty Private Bank Index2019-09-09 00:00:009.269.92NA192.120.14
103PSUBNKBEESNippon India Nifty PSU Bank Bees ETFNifty PSU Bank TRI2007-10-25 00:00:000.9841.77-4.332.060.49
104QGOLDHALFQuantum Gold ETFGold2008-02-28 00:00:0010.0412.111.3644.780.78
105QNIFTYQuantum Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502008-07-18 00:00:0012.2620.7614.9718540.09
106SBIETFCONSBI ETF ConsumptionNifty India Consumption Index2021-06-30 00:00:006.68-NA71.340.3
107SBIETFITSBI ETF ITNifty IT Index2020-10-06 00:00:0046.2933.73NA357.550.22
108SBIETFPBSBI ETF Private BankNifty Private Bank Index2020-10-06 00:00:0015.8412.9NA191.840.15
109SBIETFQLTYSBI - ETF QualityNifty 200 Quality 30 Index2018-12-17 00:00:0024.3718.77NA152.950.5
110SETF10GILTSBI - ETF 10 Year GiltNifty 10 yr Benchmark G-Sec Index2016-06-02 00:00:005.9-24.771990.14
111SETFGOLDSBI - ETF GOLDGold2010-09-17 00:00:009.3411.9511.44460.52
112SETFNIF50SBI - ETF Nifty 50Nifty 502015-07-17 00:00:0012.3421.040.1501181.430.07
113SETFNIFBKSBI - ETF Nifty BankNifty Bank2015-03-02 00:00:0010.1716.970.1106376.380.2
114SETFNN50SBI - ETF Nifty Next 50Nifty Next 502015-03-02 00:00:0012.1226.190.11224550.15
115SHARIABEESNippon India Nifty Shariah Bees ETFShariahNifty 50 Shariah TRI2009-03-18 00:00:0015.0416.4415.18441.821.03
116SILVERAditya Birla Sun Life Silver ETFPhysical price of Silver2022-02-03 00:00:0012.61-NA69.010.36
117TECHAditya Birla Sun Life Nifty IT ETFNifty IT TRI Index2021-11-03 00:00:00-0.59-NA34.990.22
118UTIBANKETFUTI Bank ETFNifty Bank2020-09-04 00:00:0035.5817.24NA37.650.16
119UTINEXT50UTI Nifty Next 50 ETFNifty Next 502017-08-04 00:00:009.0529.23NA45.820.15
120UTINIFTETFUTI Nifty 50 ETFNifty 502015-09-01 00:00:0013.8820.814.891869.4
121UTISENSETFUTI Sensex 30 ETFSENSEX2015-09-01 00:00:0014.0720.8415.66622.50.06
122UTISXN50UTI S&P BSE Sensex Next 50 ETFBSE Sensex Next 502019-03-13 00:00:0013.229.8NA52.840.22

In the above table, you will find the list of all the 122 ETFs listed on NSE.

The 1-year and 5-year annualized returns have been calculated from inception till the third week of April 2022 and may not be perfectly accurate. Please re-verify the Returns data before making any decision.

Further, the expense ratios are liable to be changed by the fund house in the future although this is rare.

11. Some observations from the list of ETFs

Some interesting facts emerge from studying the above table containing the list of ETFs listed above. Let us have a look:-

  • 17 ETFs are tracking the Nifty 50 index. The expense ratio ranges from 0.05 to 0.12
  • 5 ETFs track Sensex. Here the cheapest ETF’s expense ratio is 0.05 and the most expensive one’s expense ratio is 0.1
  • Five ETFs are available for investing in the following international equity Indices:-
    • Hang Seng Index
    • Hang Seng TECH Total Return Index
    • S&P 500 Top 50 Total Return Index
    • Nasdaq100
    • Nasdaq Q-50 Total Return Index
  • Read this article to know more about investing in international equities: The easiest way to invest in the US stock markets from India
  • Many ETFs are available that track thematic equity indices such as FMCG, IT, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Infra, Bank, Automobile.

Gold and Silver ETFs in India

  • Eleven Gold ETFs are available in India. Check the above table for the complete list.
  • IDBI Gold ETF (IDBIGOLD) has the lowest expense ratio of 0.35. UTI Gold ETF (GOLDSHARE) is the most expensive with an expense ratio of 1.06
  • There are three ETFs tracking the domestic price of Silver in India.
  • ICICI Prudential Silver ETF with the ticker “ICICISILVE” was listed on NSE on 31 January 2022 and has an expense ratio of 0.4
  • Nippon India Silver ETF with the ticker “NETFSILVER” was listed on NSE on 02 February 2022 and has an expense ratio of 0.54
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life Silver ETF with the ticker “SILVER” was listed on NSE on 03 February 2022 and has an expense ratio of 0.36. The expense ratio of Aditya Birla Sun Life Silver ETF is the lowest among its peers.

12. Are ETFs recommended for beginners?

Most equity ETFs track stock indices containing multiple stocks. Consequently, the risk is reduced due to diversification. However, the downside is that the returns also become limited. But overall, ETFs are a wonderful instrument for investing in the stock markets for beginners and experienced alike. If you want to invest in passive funds, ETFs are the way to go apart from index funds.

13. Why are ETFs not popular or Why nobody talks about ETFs?

ETFs are passive funds with very low expense ratios and are tradeable on the stock exchanges, unlike mutual funds. Nobody has the incentive of selling these funds. Therefore, no salesperson or broker talks about ETFs. Remember, commission-free products are very less popular but this does not mean that they are bad.

14. What is the Bharat Bond ETF?

Bharat Bond is a passive debt fund issued by Indian PSU companies. It is a very low risk and offers a better yield than Bank FDs. Bharat Bond ETFs are available and can be bought by the interested people.

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The motivation for this article was my frustration of not being able to find the list of ETFs available in India. I observed that recently ETFs have been gaining momentum among retail investors. Be it investing in Gold or indices such as Nifty or Sensex, ETFs is becoming the investor’s favorite. In the last year, we saw various new ETFs being launched. I could not find out the ETF ticker, expense ratio, etc in one place and so I decided to compile this list. I hope my effort will be of some value to my precious readers. Please let me know in the comments if this helped you. Thanks for reading.

Amol Agarwal

My name is Amol Agarwal and I am a personal finance and financial literacy advocate. I have been interested in the field of investing, personal finance, and consumer awareness. Our financial institutions can help us in growing our money if we know how to make use of them correctly. I started moneyhandle. in 2018 to help Indians with their personal finance doubts. My mission is to make our fellow Indians better understand their finances and to prevent them from making mistakes in the financial markets.
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