List of ETFs and Index Funds

Here is the list of Exchange Traded Funds and Index Funds with expense ratio, tracking error and current NAV.

Total Returns Index

The Nifty Total Returns Index, is nothing but Nifty plus the total dividends announced by Nifty companies, which are assumed to be reinvested.

NIFTY family of indices are price index and hence reflects the returns one would earn if investment is made in the index portfolio. However, a price index does not consider the returns arising from dividend receipts. Only capital gains arising due to price movements of constituent stocks are indicated in a price index.

Therefore, to get a true picture of returns, the dividends received from the constituent stocks also need to be factored in the index values. Such an index, which includes the dividends received, is called the Total Returns Index.

Total Returns Index reflects the returns on the index arising from (a) constituent stock price movements and (b) dividend receipts from constituent index stocks.

The following table shows returns of Total Returns Index over various time periods.

Index Funds India

The best way to own common stocks is through an index fund – Warren Buffett.

An Index Fund aims to maintain a portfolio of investments that is weighted the same as its benchmark index in order to mirror its performance.

• Index Funds are passively managed funds.
• There is no active selection of stocks by the Fund Manager.
• There is no active allocation by Fund Manager.
• The portfolio is rebalanced periodically only when companies enter/exit the index.

Index Funds
Index Funds

Index mutual funds are easy to understand and offer a relatively safe approach to investing in broad segments of the market.

  • Buy them every month through Systematic Investment Plan (SIP).
  • Stay invested in them for a very long duration.
  • When markets are battered or down – do not panic, keep investing regularly. This will help you average your cost of investment.

By periodically investing in an index fund, the know-nothing investor can actually outperform most investment professionals – Warren Buffett.

Check out this free guide : A Beginner’s guide to Index Funds.