The category has been one of the better-performing ones since last year. Since August 2019, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) have received net inflows of Rs 3,723 crore.

As investors continued to hedge their exposure to riskier assets amid the COVID-19 crisis,  gold exchange traded funds saw hefty net inflows of over Rs 3,500 crore in the first six months of this year. In comparison, investors had pulled out Rs 160 crore from this asset class in January-June 2019, according to the latest data available with the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi), as per a PTI report.



The category has been one of the better-performing ones since last year. Since August 2019, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) have received net inflows of Rs 3,723 crore.

As per the data, a net sum of Rs 3,530 crore was pumped into gold-linked ETFs in the six months ended June 30 this year. Month-wise, investors put in a net Rs 202 crore in January, Rs 1,483 crore in February, but withdrew Rs 195 crore in March on profit booking. Inflows resumed in April at Rs 731 crore , followed by Rs 815 crore in May and Rs 494 crore in June.



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The inflows meant assets under management (AUM) of gold funds surged more than two-fold to Rs 10,857 crore at the end of June 2020, from Rs 4,930 crore at the end of June 2019.



Gold-backed ETFs are passive investment instruments that are based on price movements and investments in physical gold.

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