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Updated on January 17, 2019 , 735 views

What is E-Gold?

E-Gold is another form of Investing in gold where no physical gold is traded. In 2010, National Spot Exchange (NSE) launched e-gold in India in order to benefit investors who wish to invest in gold.

The biggest benefit of e-gold is that it allows investors to invest in gold with much lower denominations than physical gold. But, before going into details, let us understand the basics of Investing in Gold in the electronic form.

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E-Gold Investment

E-gold is the process of buying gold electronically. To invest here, one should have a trading account with specified NSEL dealers. E-gold units can be bought and sold through the exchange (NSE) just like shares. Here one unit of e-gold is equal to 1 gram of gold.

Investors who wish to invest in gold as part of their long-term Financial goals can buy e-gold in small quantities and keep it in their Demat account. Once their target is achieved, they can take the physical delivery of gold through the exchange. Those who don’t wish to take the physical delivery can always sell the electronic units and encash them.

By buying gold in electronic form, one need not worry about the purity of gold and the safe-keeping of gold.

Advantages of E-Gold

  • Gold rates on NSE are based on Indian market rates.

  • Investors can buy and sell gold in small denominations. For e.g.- 1gm, 2gm of gold.

  • Transparency in pricing and seamless trading is one of the major advantages of this product.

  • This product is high in liquidity. One can sell it at any point of time.

  • No impurity risks.

E-Gold- Advantages Disadvantages
Buy/Sell gold in small denominations Storage cost- 60 paise/per unit/pm
Seamless Trading Hacking Issue
Liquidity -
No impurity risks -

Disadvantages of E-Gold

  • The storage charge of this product is 60 paisa per unit per month.

  • Hacking of an account can sometimes be an issue, however with today's security systems in place with exchanges this does not usually take place. At a client account level, the customer should maintain the secrecy of passwords and ensure that the account is protected.

How to Invest in E-Gold?

  • Open a Demat Account- For purchasing commodities in NSE, it is necessary to have a Demat account. One can keep a separate Demat account for equities and commodities or keep the same one. To open an account, one can submit all the required documentation to NSE.

  • Trading- Once your account is opened, you can log in and buy e-gold. You can trade from 10 am to 11:30 pm on weekdays. Your gold units would get credited to your Demat account in T+2 days (date plus one day).

  • Physical Delivery- If you want, you can take physical delivery of gold at any time by redeeming e-gold units to your Demat account.

E-Gold- Taxes and Charges

  • It charges INR 100 as a conversion rate of 1 gram coin and INR 400 for conversion of 8 gram/10 gram coins. In case of 100-gram coins and one-kg bar, the exchange doesn't charge any cost.

  • If you hold this product for less than 36 months, then short-term Capital Gain tax is applicable as per the slab rates. And if e-gold is held for than 36 months, then e-Gold Capital gain tax applicable at 10 percent.

  • One is also required to pay VAT @ 1% throughout the country as well as octroi charges (when your purchase enters the state) to convert electronic units into physical coins.

  • The storage charge of this product which is held in physical form by NSE is 60 paisa per unit per month.

Invest in Gold Funds Without Demat Account

In Gold Mutual Funds you don't need a Demat account to invest. These funds invest in a Gold ETF floated by the same AMC (Asset Management Company). Investors can invest in Gold Mutual Funds through the SIP route, which is not possible when investing in the ETF or other gold investments.

Feature of Gold Funds

  • Minimum investment amount in gold mutual funds is of INR 1,000 (as monthly SIP)

  • Since gold mutual funds are not traded in the market, they can be bought/sold based on NAV for the day

  • As gold mutual fund’s units can be bought or sold from the fund house, investors do not face liquidity risks.

Best Gold Funds to Invest 2019

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 0.5% 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 (18 Jan 19) ₹10.3463 ↑ 0.00   (0.05 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹57 on 30 Nov 18
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.5
Sharpe Ratio -0.04
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 Dec 13₹10,000
31 Dec 14₹9,059
31 Dec 15₹8,406
31 Dec 16₹9,373
31 Dec 17₹9,523
31 Dec 18₹10,173

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 ₹307,716.
Net Profit of ₹7,716
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 18 Jan 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.3%
3 Month 2.1%
6 Month 3.4%
1 Year 6.8%
3 Year 6.4%
5 Year 0.5%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 0.5%
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 180.34 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Gold Fund as on 30 Nov 18

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.7%
Other95.3%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Aditya BSL Gold ETF
- | 533408
95%₹57 Cr194,000
↓ -1,000
Clearing Corporation Of India Limited
CBLO | -
4%₹3 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Receivables | -
0%₹0 Cr

2. Invesco India Gold Fund

To provide returns that closely corresponds to returns provided by Invesco India Gold Exchange Traded Fund.

Invesco India Gold Fund is a Gold - Gold fund was launched on 5 Dec 11. It is a fund with Moderately High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 0% since its launch.  Return for 2018 was 6.6% , 2017 was 1.3% and 2016 was 21.6% .

Below is the key information for Invesco India Gold Fund

Invesco India Gold Fund
Growth
Launch Date 5 Dec 11
NAV (18 Jan 19) ₹10.0348 ↓ -0.03   (-0.33 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹12 on 30 Nov 18
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Invesco Asset Management (India) Private Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.48
Sharpe Ratio -0.07
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
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 Dec 13₹10,000
31 Dec 14₹9,099
31 Dec 15₹7,722
31 Dec 16₹9,386
31 Dec 17₹9,509
31 Dec 18₹10,140

Invesco India 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 ₹307,716.
Net Profit of ₹7,716
Invest Now

Returns for Invesco India 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 18 Jan 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 4.1%
3 Month 1.6%
6 Month 7.3%
1 Year 6.6%
3 Year 11.1%
5 Year 0.4%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 0%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2018 6.6%
2017 1.3%
2016 21.6%
2015 -15.1%
2014 -9%
2013 -7.6%
2012 11.3%
2011
2010
2009
Fund Manager information for Invesco India Gold Fund
NameSinceTenure
Nitish Sikand5 Dec 116.91 Yr.

Data below for Invesco India Gold Fund as on 30 Nov 18

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash2.86%
Other97.14%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Invesco India Gold ETF
- | RELIGAREGO
97%₹12 Cr43,000
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
2%₹0 Cr
Net Receivables / (Payables)
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

3. 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 0.3% 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 (18 Jan 19) ₹10.1991 ↓ -0.05   (-0.53 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹304 on 30 Nov 18
Category Gold - Gold
AMC SBI Funds Management Private Limited
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.47
Sharpe Ratio -0.14
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 Dec 13₹10,000
31 Dec 14₹8,983
31 Dec 15₹8,252
31 Dec 16₹9,076
31 Dec 17₹9,393
31 Dec 18₹9,996

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 ₹307,716.
Net Profit of ₹7,716
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 18 Jan 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.4%
3 Month 1.7%
6 Month 8.1%
1 Year 6.6%
3 Year 5.8%
5 Year 0.3%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 0.3%
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 117.14 Yr.

Data below for SBI Gold Fund as on 30 Nov 18

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.57%
Other99.43%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
SBI ETF Gold
- | SBIGETS
100%₹313 Cr1,100,093
↓ -13,000
Treps
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
0%₹1 Cr
Net Receivable / Payable
Receivables | -
0%₹0 Cr

4. 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 3.9% 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 (18 Jan 19) ₹13.5354 ↓ -0.08   (-0.57 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹608 on 30 Nov 18
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.71
Sharpe Ratio -0.1
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 Dec 13₹10,000
31 Dec 14₹9,025
31 Dec 15₹8,291
31 Dec 16₹9,257
31 Dec 17₹9,418
31 Dec 18₹9,980

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 ₹307,716.
Net Profit of ₹7,716
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 18 Jan 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.3%
3 Month 0.9%
6 Month 7.5%
1 Year 6.1%
3 Year 5.7%
5 Year 0%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.9%
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 Yr.

Data below for Reliance Gold Savings Fund as on 30 Nov 18

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash0.86%
Other99.14%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Reliance ETF Gold BeES
- | GOLDBEES
99%₹634 Cr2,264,359
↑ 14,100
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
1%₹5 Cr
Net Current Assets
Net Current Assets | -
0%-₹2 Cr
Cash Margin - Ccil
Net Current Assets | -
0%₹0 Cr

5. 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 3.9% 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 (18 Jan 19) ₹13.4541 ↓ -0.05   (-0.40 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹131 on 30 Nov 18
Category Gold - Gold
AMC Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk Moderately High
Expense Ratio 0.74
Sharpe Ratio 0.07
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 Dec 13₹10,000
31 Dec 14₹9,002
31 Dec 15₹8,248
31 Dec 16₹9,090
31 Dec 17₹9,315
31 Dec 18₹9,992

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 ₹307,716.
Net Profit of ₹7,716
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 18 Jan 19

DurationReturns
1 Month 3.3%
3 Month 1.5%
6 Month 8.7%
1 Year 7.6%
3 Year 6.1%
5 Year 0.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.9%
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 117.69 Yr.

Data below for Kotak Gold Fund as on 30 Nov 18

Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.51%
Other98.49%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Kotak Gold ETF
- | KOTAKGOLDE
99%₹133 Cr4,811,961
Triparty Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
3%₹4 Cr
Net Current Assets/(Liabilities)
Net Current Assets | -
1%-₹2 Cr

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