Indian ETF Roundup

Here is a list of ETFs that invest Primarily in India

Ticker Fund Name Fund Sponsor Asset Class
IFN India Fund Blackstone Asia Adv Non-US Equity
IIF Morgan Stanley India Investment Fund Morgan Stanley Inst Non-US Equity
EPI WisdomTree India Earnings Fund Wisdom Tree Asset M Non-US Equity
INR Market Vectors Indian Rupee USD ETNs Van Eck Non-US Equity
PIN PowerShares India Portfolio PowerShares Capital Non-US Equity
ICN WisdomTree Dreyfus ETF Indian Rupee Fund Wisdom Tree Asset M Non-US Equity
INP iPath MSCI India Index ETN Barclays Global Inv Emerging Market Equity

Indian ADR Roundup

Here is a list of Indian ADRs. More info and links will be added in the next few days.

ADR SYMBOL ADR:Original Ratio Industry
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories RDY 1:1 Pharma. & Biotech.
HDFC Bank HDB 1:3 Banks
ICICI Bank IBN 1:2 Banks
Infosys Technologies INFY 1:1 Software&ComputerSvc
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam MTE 1:2 Fixed Line Telecom.
Patni Computer Systems PTI 1:2 Software&ComputerSvc
Rediff.com India REDF 2:1 Software&ComputerSvc
Satyam Computer Services SAY 1:2 Software&ComputerSvc
SIFY SIFY 1:1 Software&ComputerSvc
Sterlite Industries SLT 1:1 Indust.Metals&Mining
Tata Communications TCL 1:2 Fixed Line Telecom.
Tata Motors TTM 1:1 Industrial Engineer.
Wipro WIT 1:1 Software&ComputerSvc
WNS Holdings WNS 1:1 Support Services

Ups and Downs, India, Apple

Over the last few weeks, the Indian stock market skyrocketed after the elections and most of my Good Till Cancelled orders for buying INP are of no use now. I missed the opportunity to buy then and I might get in slowly at dips.

One stock I did acquire is Apple. Even though it is still below my average buying price, it is very close to breaking even and might be one of the few gems that might make some money for me going forward. Even though I own no apple products, I see everyone around me has them. At tech meetings at UVA, I see half the people carrying iPhones and I seem to be the only one with an HTC Touch Pro (or any WinMo phone for that matter). People will live with poor service form AT&T and no 3G coverage but they still want their iPhones. I went to an iPhone development meeting and it turns out you need a Mac to develop apps for an iPhone! And everybody wants to make apps for iPhones. So indirectly that is a driver for Mac sales.

My hopes are on a recovery of the stock market over the coming years and I switched from a state pension plan to the University’s own retirement plan (about 10% of salary is put in your account and fully vested immediately with no matching requirement from the employee). It costs the University less than the state pension plan (for which the University contributes just over 11% – 5% goes to you, vested in 5 years and the remaining 6.something% goes to the state)