India has been a fast-growing market for the last few years, and Van Eck is hoping that a small-cap exchange traded fund (ETF) it has in registration with give investors even more exposure to the nation.
Van Eck has registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a new India small-cap ETF, reports Cinthia Murphy for IndexUniverse. The Market Vectors India Small-Cap ETF will seek to reflect the performance of the Market Vectors India Small-Cap Index. Potential investors should note that the fund will invest in the more volatile aspects of an already volatile equities market.
There are currently three ways to gain exposure to India’s economy: WisdomTree India Earnings Fund (NYSEArca: EPI), PowerShares India (NYSEArca: PIN) and iPath MSCI India Index (NYSEArca: INP). PIN and INP have exposure to large-caps; EPI has 20% weighted in mid-caps and the rest of its exposure is in large-caps.
India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee stated that the economy is recovery, albeit a slow one, according to RTTNews. The Prime Minister is for a rational interest rate policy moving along with fiscal measures to nurture the economy.