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Top etfs listed in nasdaq which invest in India

Major ETFs listed in Nasdaq which invest in India are: -

iShares India 50 ETF INDY

The iShares India 50 ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of 50 of the largest Indian equities.

By following the Nifty 50 Index, which has a concentrated portfolio of 50 blue-chip businesses traded on India's National Stock Exchange, INDY tracks large-cap Indian equities. Approximately 66% of Indian corporations by market capitalisation are covered by this. Market-cap and liquidity screens are used to determine the index's components. The weighted market capitalization of the chosen securities is then recreated every two years. Overall, INDY provides a respectable, straightforward analysis of Indian large-cap equities.

iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF | SMIN | CBOE BZX

The goal of the iShares MSCI India Small-Cap ETF is to replicate the investment performance of an index made up of Indian small-capitalization stocks.

SMIN provides exposure consistent with the Indian small-cap market by tracking a benchmark of a meaningful basket of small-cap stocks that is highly challenging to access. SMIN manages the fund using a representative sample indexing technique and typically invests at least 90% of its assets in investments that have economic characteristics that are nearly equal to those of the underlying index's component securities. The MSCI Global Investable Indexes (GIMI) Methodology, which was developed with a strong emphasis on index liquidity, investability, and replicability, forms the basis of the underlying index, which is market-cap-weighted. The index is evaluated every quarter, and it is rebalanced every two years.

WisdomTree India Earnings Fund EPI

The WisdomTree India Earnings Fund aims to monitor the stock market performance of successful Indian companies.

EPI provides a reputable alternative exposure to Indian stocks, concentrating on businesses with impressive earnings. EPI chooses equities based on preceding fiscal year results, adjusted for the availability of Indian stocks to foreign ownership, as opposed to a market-cap-weighted strategy. Given its core methodology, the resulting portfolio often has a significant value tilt, which is not surprising. Additionally, it results in significant sector biases in relation to the market. Every year, the index is recreated and rebalanced.

INDF – Nifty India Financials ETF

Follows the performance of Indian banks, financial institutions, home finance businesses, insurance companies, and other financial services companies as measured by the Nifty Financial Services 25/50 Index.

A financial market index that comprises banks, financial institutions, home finance firms, insurance companies, and other financial services providers is tracked by INDF. Stocks are chosen based on their free-float market capitalisation, which eliminates shares that are locked in, such as those held by governments and insiders. The underlying index is a condensed index of 20 financial services firms called the Nifty Financial Services Index with a cap. The main distinction is that the underlying index for INDF is subject to a 25/50 weight cap, meaning that the maximum aggregate weight of all individual stocks with more than 5% is 50% and the maximum weight of any stock is 25%. The index is rebalanced and reconstituted every quarter.

First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF (NFTY)

Previously known as the First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX® Fund, the First Trust India NIFTY 50 Equal Weight ETF (the "Fund") pursues investment outcomes that usually correspond to the price and yield (before to the Fund's fees and costs) of an equity index known as the NIFTY 50 Equal Weight Index (the "Index"). A minimum of 90% of the Fund's net assets, including investment borrowings, will typically be allocated to common equities that make up the Index.

Equal-weighted exposure to the constituents of a popular index for Indian equity securities is offered by NFTY. The Nifty 50 Index is a concentrated portfolio of 50 blue-chip businesses listed on the National Stock Exchange of India, which accounts for roughly 66% of the market capitalization of Indian corporations. The index builds its portfolio using size and liquidity filters. The chosen securities are then evenly weighted and rebalanced every quarter. The fund traded under the ticker FTW and went by the name First Trust Taiwan AlphaDex fund until April 18, 2018.

INCO Columbia India Consumer ETF

Before fees and expenses, the fund seeks investment outcomes that match the price and yield performance of the Indxx India Consumer Index. The Indxx India Consumer Index is a market capitalization-weighted index with a cap of 30 stocks that is free-float adjusted to assess the market performance of Indian consumer goods companies according to Indxx's unique methodology. Common stocks listed on India's main exchange make up the index.

Just 30 consumer stocks listed in India make up the float-adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index that INCO measures. Unlike other benchmarks, INCO focuses on both cyclical and non-cyclical consumer goods. Therefore, although other benchmarks concentrate their assets in the cyclical area, INCO offers broader industry exposure. In comparison to other concentrated, market-like benchmarks, INCO's technique generates a wider and perhaps more balanced exposure. The index is recalibrated and recreated annually, and the fund is permitted to invest in businesses with any market capitalization.

Invesco India ETF PIN

The FTSE India Quality and Yield Select Index serves as the foundation for the Invesco India ETF (Fund) (Index). The Fund will typically place at least 90% of its total assets in American depositary receipts and worldwide depositary receipts based on the securities in the Index.

PIN seeks to have a wide exposure to Indian companies, excluding only the bottom decile that fail to pass its yield and quality screening. Starting with stocks listed on the National Stock Exchange of India, the index ranks them according to their trailing 12-month yield before excluding the worst 10%. Along with profitability (return on assets, asset turnover, and accruals), the index also evaluates companies by "quality" and eliminates the bottom 10%. (Financial companies only utilise ROA for quality.) Market capitalization weighting of stocks is restricted by position size. Individual positions are subject to a cap of 40% overall for those bigger than 5%, with a cap of 10% for the largest stock, 9% for the second, etc. through the top 6 names. The index is examined every two years.

Franklin FTSE India ETF FLIN

The investment aims to deliver investment outcomes that closely track the performance of the FTSE India RIC Capped Index, before fees and expenses (the FTSE India Capped Index). The fund invests at least 80% of its assets, in accordance with normal market conditions, in the securities that make up the FTSE India Capped Index as well as in depositary receipts that represent those securities. The performance of Indian large- and mid-capitalization equities is tracked by the FTSE India Capped Index, which is based on the FTSE India Index. The fund lacks diversification.

FLIN provides simple market-cap exposure to large- and mid-cap Indian stocks, with restrictions on the biggest companies for RIC compliance. This information is crucial since emerging market liquidity issues could result in a concentrated portfolio. The underlying index for FLIN combines a capping mechanism with market cap-weighting. The index is examined every two years.

This year, the Indian stock market has outperformed the S&P 500. iShares India 50 ETF INDY outperformed the S&P 500 last month (down 5.8%), up 1.1%. While the S&P 500 has lost 18.7% of its value this year, the fund INDY is down 5.1%.

The Indian economy grew by 13.5% year over year in the second quarter of 2022, exceeding the annual average but falling short of the 15.2% market expectations. Even though numerous rating agencies have reduced their estimates for India's GDP growth, the country is still seeing excellent growth. The most recent agency to lower its projection for the FY23 gross domestic output is India Ratings. The ratings agency reduced the forecast from 7% to 6.9%, joining other organisations that have done the same thing since the release of the GDP figures for the April-June quarter. Activities in the economy should increase as India's holiday and wedding seasons approach.

According to Barclays, India's economic performance has outperformed that of its competitors due to a robust GDP rebound and lower than average inflation compared to other economies. According to Barclays, which was quoted on ET Now, annual growth of at least 6.0–6.5% year-over-year can be generated over the next two years because underlying demand appears to be strong and because businesses and households are gaining from countercyclical fiscal tools like tax breaks and subsidies.

Recession might hit the U.S., U.K., and Europe this year. According to the Economic Times, Goldman Sachs revised its original forecast from 1.5% growth from the fourth quarter of 2022 to the end of 2023 to 1.1% growth for the following year.

India brought in $17.3 billion in foreign direct investment in the first quarter, according to a report from the ministry of finance, surpassing rivals in the emerging market Indonesia and Argentina but falling short of nations like Brazil and Mexico, as reported on CNBC.
80 percent of India's energy needs are met by imports. As a result, the fluctuation of the oil price is significant when evaluating the state of the Indian economy. According to the EIA, the spot price of Brent crude oil is anticipated to average $98 per barrel (b) in the fourth quarter of 2022 (4Q2022) and $97/b in 2023. India has already managed to endure this year's $120 billion. Therefore, we anticipate that the economy will survive the inevitable volatility in the oil market.

Indian Stock Market Performance

NIFTY50 index performance

Nifty50 Index
S&P500 index performance

S&P500 Index

Indian stock market is currently outperforming US stocks. Before 2020 stock market penetration was very low but Indian's found their newfound love in stocks and many people started investing. Most selling by FII's was absorbed by local investors. Also, derivatives trading is booming in India which helps to keep the market and major indices decoupled from US markets.

Stock Exchanges in India

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange are the two stock exchanges where the majority of trade in the Indian stock market occurs (NSE). Since 1875, there has been an outbreak of the BSE. On the other hand, the NSE was established in 1992 and began trading in 1994. However, the trading system, trading hours, and settlement procedure are the identical for both exchanges.

Nearly all of India's notable companies are listed on both exchanges. The BSE is the more established stock market, but the NSE has the highest volume. The order flow that drives cost reduction, market efficiency, and innovation is a source of competition for both exchanges. The existence of arbitrageurs maintains a fairly narrow range between the prices on the two stock exchanges.

Sensex and Nifty are the two important indexes for the Indian stock market. The shares of 30 companies listed on the BSE are included in the oldest market index for stocks, known as the Sensex. It was made in 1986 and offers time series data starting in April 1979.

The Nifty 50 index is another one; it contains 50 shares listed on the NSE.

NSE and its Nifty50 and Bank nifty indices have become one of the highest actively traded instruments in the world. Bank Nifty is the top traded instrument in Asia.

Why India is outpacing the largest stock markets in the world

Some of the top money managers in the country now believe that the rise is far from over as Indian stocks have experienced their broadest advance in 12 years. Since 2010, exporters have kept India's $1.5 trillion stock market afloat; now, banks and infrastructure firms are lending a hand.

According to IIFL Wealth Management Ltd. and ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co., the Sensex bull market is durable after lasting longer than any previous since 1986 based on the involvement of equities most dependent on domestic demand.

Growth in the Sensex are being led by automakers, lenders, and engineering firms as investors pick equities that gain the most from accelerating economic development. That represents a change from the previous three years, when investors flocked to so-called defensive shares, such as pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of consumer staples, whose revenues could withstand economic downturns.

Profit growth, according to bulls, is expected to pick up speed as company optimism and capital spending rise. According to analyst projections compiled by Bloomberg, the gauge's per-share earnings will likely increase by 22 percent during the following 12 months.

Some investors believe that India has decoupled from its peers as a result of the widening disparity between Indian stocks and other emerging markets, which have recently plummeted on worries of a US recession.

Global demand has been high for Indian stocks. It is clear from the fact that Indian stocks have the second-highest weighting in MSCI's developing market index, after China, with a weighting of 14.9%. The top 10 equities in the developing market index, which consists of 1,382 members from 24 emerging nations, include Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank, and Infosys.

The government's engagement in many reforms and policies promoting the economy's growth and recovering GDP, which further improved the local investors' buying power, is the main reason supporting the Indian market amid continued uncertainty.

Direct government incentives have encouraged foreign investors and compelled them to think about India as their next investment destination. As a result, a fresh cycle of corporate capital expenditures has begun. Additionally, recent quarters have seen an uptick in corporate earnings due to higher operating margins.

By reducing costs (profits exceeding expectations), raising capital to either accelerate growth or reduce downside risks, and engaging in mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring, Indian enterprises have taken advantage of the pandemic dislocations to position themselves for the next boom cycle.


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