Gold ETFs and Funds
Mutual funds offer exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest primarily in physical gold with each ETF unit typically representing 1gm of gold. The equivalent physical gold is held with the custodian bank and valued periodically, as per the Securties and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi) guidelines. The performance of a gold ETF is benchmarked against the domestic price. Ideally, the returns from the scheme should match that of the benchmark.