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Can anyone explain me about NIFTY BeES ( ETF'S) and Hedging (futures) Stretegy's related to it ?

Asked by ViJaY Bhatia, 05 Apr '09 12:10 am
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Nifty BeES is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that passively tracks the Nifty index. Like index funds, ETFs also invest their entire corpuses, save a small percentage that it keeps aside as cash, in all the stocks that form the index and in exactly the same proportion as they lie in their benchmark indices. Launched in December 2001, Nifty
BeES was Indias first ETF. It comes from a fund house (Benchmark Mutual Fund) that specialises in and manages only ETFs.

The Nifty index consists of the 50 most liquid stocks on the National Stock Exchange. The companies that form a part of Nifty are also considered to be among Indias largest and most well-managed companies. Many participants in the futures markets are hedgers. Their main aim is to use the futures markets to reduce a particular risk that they might face. This risk might relate to the price of oil, a foreign currency, stock markets, wheat, pork bellies, orange juice, the weather, or some other commodity or variable. By definition ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 05 Apr '09 12:17 am

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