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Best Gold ETFs to Invest in 2019

Updated on November 17, 2019 , 18886 views

In recent years, the popularity of Gold ETFs (Exchange Traded Fund) amongst investors has surged high. Investors are more inclined towards Investing in Gold ETFs as they track gold prices and eliminate the need of storage. But, when it comes to Investing, often investors are confused over choosing the best Gold ETFs.

The ideal way to go for Gold ETFs is to focus on the fund with the lowest tracking error. It is advisable to go for a Gold ETF that has the largest margin and highest volume. To make it convenient for investors, we have listed down the best Gold ETFs to invest in India.

How to Invest in Gold ETFs?

To invest in gold ETF, you need to have a Demat account and an online trading account. To open an account, you would require a PAN Card, an address proof and an identity proof. After the account is ready, you can choose a Gold ETF and place an order. Once the trade is executed a confirmation is sent to you in your account. A small fee from the fund house and the broker is charged when one buys or sells these Gold ETFs.

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Best Gold ETFs to Invest

Some of the best performing underlying gold ETFs having AUM/Net Assets > 25 Crore are:

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2018 (%)
Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund Growth ₹12.1753
↑ 0.10
₹742.617.8236.16.36.8
SBI Gold Fund Growth ₹11.9987
↓ -0.01
₹3881.81922.28.26.16.4
Reliance Gold Savings Fund Growth ₹15.9448
↑ 0.07
₹7502.219.121.97.766
Kotak Gold Fund Growth ₹15.9551
↑ 0.07
₹1980.619.622.47.66.17.3
Axis Gold Fund Growth ₹11.9398
↓ -0.04
₹573.218.922.16.75.28.3
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 20 Nov 19

1. Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund

An Open ended Fund of Funds Scheme with the investment objective to provide returns that tracks returns provided by Birla Sun Life Gold ETF (BSL Gold ETF).

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 20 Mar 12. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 2.5% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 6.8% , 2017 was 1.6% and 2016 was 11.5% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 20 Mar 12
NAV (20 Nov 19) ₹12.1753 ↑ 0.10   (0.80 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹74 on 31 Oct 19
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.5
Sharpe Ratio 1.18
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Oct 14₹10,000
31 Oct 15₹10,126
31 Oct 16₹11,428
31 Oct 17₹10,679
31 Oct 18₹11,361
31 Oct 19₹13,723

Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹357,992.
Net Profit of ₹57,992
Invest Now

Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Nov 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.8%
3 Month 2.6%
6 Month 17.8%
1 Year 23%
3 Year 6.1%
5 Year 6.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 2.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 6.8%
2017 1.6%
2016 11.5%
2015 -7.2%
2014 -9.4%
2013 -6.9%
2012
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Lovelish Solanki30 Jun 180.59 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund as on 31 Oct 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.72%
Other97.28%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Aditya BSL Gold ETF
- | 533408
99%₹70 Cr203,000
↑ 4,000
Clearing Corporation Of India Limited
CBLO | -
1%₹1 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

2. SBI Gold Fund

The scheme seeks to provide returns that closely correspond to returns provided by SBI - ETF Gold (Previously known as SBI GETS).

SBI Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 12 Sep 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 2.2% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 6.4% , 2017 was 3.5% and 2016 was 10% .

Below is the key information for SBI Gold Fund

SBI Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 12 Sep 11
NAV (20 Nov 19) ₹11.9987 ↓ -0.01   (-0.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹388 on 31 Oct 19
Category Gold - Gold
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.43
Sharpe Ratio 1.08
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Oct 14₹10,000
31 Oct 15₹9,861
31 Oct 16₹11,027
31 Oct 17₹10,600
31 Oct 18₹11,285
31 Oct 19₹13,576

SBI Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹357,992.
Net Profit of ₹57,992
Invest Now

Returns for SBI Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Nov 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.5%
3 Month 1.8%
6 Month 19%
1 Year 22.2%
3 Year 8.2%
5 Year 6.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 2.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 6.4%
2017 3.5%
2016 10%
2015 -8.1%
2014 -10.2%
2013 -6.6%
2012 10.9%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for SBI Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Raviprakash Sharma12 Sep 117.64 Yr.

Data below for SBI Gold Fund as on 31 Oct 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.39%
Other99.88%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
SBI ETF Gold
- | SETFGOLD
100%₹373 Cr1,108,532
↑ 42,051
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
0%₹1 Cr
Net Receivable / Payable
- | -
0%-₹1 Cr

3. Reliance Gold Savings Fund

The investment objective of the Scheme is to seek to provide returns that closely correspond to returns provided by Reliance ETF Gold BeES.

Reliance Gold Savings Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 7 Mar 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.5% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 6% , 2017 was 1.7% and 2016 was 11.6% .

Below is the key information for Reliance Gold Savings Fund

Reliance Gold Savings Fund
Growth
Launch Date 7 Mar 11
NAV (20 Nov 19) ₹15.9448 ↑ 0.07   (0.43 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹750 on 31 Oct 19
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.63
Sharpe Ratio 1.03
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-1 Years (2%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Oct 14₹10,000
31 Oct 15₹9,928
31 Oct 16₹11,212
31 Oct 17₹10,552
31 Oct 18₹11,278
31 Oct 19₹13,483

Reliance Gold Savings Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for Reliance Gold Savings Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Nov 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -0.2%
3 Month 2.2%
6 Month 19.1%
1 Year 21.9%
3 Year 7.7%
5 Year 6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 6%
2017 1.7%
2016 11.6%
2015 -8.1%
2014 -9.8%
2013 -7.6%
2012 11.2%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Reliance Gold Savings Fund
NameSinceTenure
Mehul Dama6 Nov 180.9 Yr.

Data below for Reliance Gold Savings Fund as on 31 Oct 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.52%
Other99.48%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Nippon India ETF Gold BeES
- | GOLDBEES
100%₹748 Cr2,196,058
↓ -3,550
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
0%₹4 Cr
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
0%-₹2 Cr

4. Kotak Gold Fund

The investment objective of the scheme is to generate returns by investing in units of Kotak Gold Exchange Traded Fund.

Kotak Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 25 Mar 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 5.5% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 7.3% , 2017 was 2.5% and 2016 was 10.2% .

Below is the key information for Kotak Gold Fund

Kotak Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 25 Mar 11
NAV (20 Nov 19) ₹15.9551 ↑ 0.07   (0.47 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹198 on 31 Oct 19
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.6
Sharpe Ratio 1.01
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-6 Months (2%),6-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Oct 14₹10,000
31 Oct 15₹9,813
31 Oct 16₹11,317
31 Oct 17₹10,469
31 Oct 18₹11,374
31 Oct 19₹13,613

Kotak Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹357,992.
Net Profit of ₹57,992
Invest Now

Returns for Kotak Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Nov 19

DurationReturns
1 Month -1.3%
3 Month 0.6%
6 Month 19.6%
1 Year 22.4%
3 Year 7.6%
5 Year 6.1%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 5.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 7.3%
2017 2.5%
2016 10.2%
2015 -8.4%
2014 -10%
2013 -7.7%
2012 10.9%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Kotak Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Abhishek Bisen25 Mar 118.19 Yr.

Data below for Kotak Gold Fund as on 31 Oct 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.32%
Other95.68%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Kotak Gold ETF
- | KOTAKGOLDE
96%₹190 Cr5,564,490
↑ 126,294
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
4%₹8 Cr
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

5. Axis Gold Fund

To generate returns that closely correspond to returns generated by Axis Gold ETF.

Axis Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 20 Oct 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 2.3% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 8.3% , 2017 was 0.7% and 2016 was 10.7% .

Below is the key information for Axis Gold Fund

Axis Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 20 Oct 11
NAV (20 Nov 19) ₹11.9398 ↓ -0.04   (-0.31 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹57 on 31 Oct 19
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Axis Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.72
Sharpe Ratio 0.91
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Oct 14₹10,000
31 Oct 15₹9,472
31 Oct 16₹11,340
31 Oct 17₹10,022
31 Oct 18₹11,005
31 Oct 19₹13,004

Axis Gold Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹349,120.
Net Profit of ₹49,120
Invest Now

Returns for Axis Gold Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 20 Nov 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.5%
3 Month 3.2%
6 Month 18.9%
1 Year 22.1%
3 Year 6.7%
5 Year 5.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 2.3%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 8.3%
2017 0.7%
2016 10.7%
2015 -11.9%
2014 -11.4%
2013 -7.5%
2012 10.9%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Axis Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Devang Shah7 Jun 162.65 Yr.

Data below for Axis Gold Fund as on 31 Oct 19

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.58%
Other96.42%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Axis Gold ETF
- | AXISGOLDEQ
97%₹56 Cr164,000
Clearing Corporation Of India Ltd
CBLO | -
3%₹2 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

How To Choose Best Gold ETFs?

The parameters to choose the best Gold ETFs in India are as follows-

Fund Track Record

It is important to know the past performance of the fund house in Exchange Traded Funds. Investors looking for the best Gold ETFs, it is advisable to choose a fund which has a track record of at least three years.

Liquidity

Exchange Traded Funds need to be checked based on the trading activity. Most of the ETFs trade heavily based on the changes in the benchmark, but some ETFs trade barely. The trading activity actually confirms the liquidity of an ETF. The higher the trading activity, the higher is the liquidity.

How-to-choose-gold-etfs

Tracking Error

The ETFs are expected to track the underlying index closely, but some ETF do not track it closely. An investor should prefer an ETF with minimum tracking error.

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