ETF Trends
ETF Trends

PowerShares launched its India exchange traded fund (ETF) this morning, and it’s trading on the NYSE Arca.

The PowerShares India Portfolio (PIN) will join the WidsomTree India Earnings Fund (EPI) as the two ETFs dedicated to gaining exposure to India, one of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets. PowerShares says it has taken measures to address the country’s restrictions on foreign investment.

PIN will hold a basket of 50 Indian stocks that represent the largest companies listed on the two major Indian indexes, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. The fund is allocated primarily in large-cap stocks: 72.2% are large-cap growth and 23.6% are large-cap value. Mid-cap growth is 2%, and mid-cap value makes up 2.3%.

Across the sectors, PIN is most heavily allocated in energy: 25.2%. Financials make up 17.9%, information technology is 14.2% and telecommunication services is 11.4%.

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