Inflow in Gold ETFs rises 45% to `625 cr in January

Inflow in Gold ETFs rises 45% to `625 cr in January

New Delhi: Investors put in Rs 625 crore in gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) in January, 45 per cent higher than the preceding month, on expectation that the yellow metal will perform well going forward.

The inflow pushed the asset base of gold funds by 22 per cent to Rs 14,481 crore at the end of January from Rs 14,174 crore at the end of December, data available with Association of Mutual Funds in India showed.

After witnessing a net outflow of Rs 141 crore in November 2020, the Gold ETF category is once again back under investors' radar. While it received a net inflow of Rs 431 crore in December, the net inflow in January was even higher at Rs 625 crore.

Himanshu Srivastava, Associate Director Manager Research, Morningstar India said the gold prices have come-off its all-time highs touched in August last year. The month of January also saw fair bit of correction in its prices.

"This, along with expectation that gold may do well going ahead provided a good buying opportunity to investors, which resulted in net inflows for the category in January," he added.

Barring March and November, such instruments had seen a net inflow in the entire 2020. Gold ETFs had attracted Rs 6,657 crore last year, much higher than just Rs 16 crore inflow seen in 2019.

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