Bharat bond is an ETF(exchange-traded fund) organized by Edelweiss Mutual fund, and it is India’s first bond exchange-traded fund. Bharat bond ETF is a government of India initiative, and it is now available for retail investors. These bonds are available to the investors in the stock exchange. Investors who don’t have a Demat account can use FoF to buy this bond. You can get the form for the New Fund Offer at www.BharatBond.in and can submit it to the nearest Edelweiss’s branches.
Both ETF and FoF have high liquidity, but their settlement period changes. ETF will be settled on a T+2 basis according to the current market price. Whereas FoF will be settled on a T+3 basis as it is based on the transaction day NAV.
Bharat Bond ETF is the best investment option. There are three benefits to this ETF.
- It is an AAA-rated bond and will invest only in public sector companies.
- Expense ratio is very low (0.0005%)
- As this ETF invests in AAA-rated funds risk will be very less
Nifty Bharat Bond Index – 2023
NIFTY Bharat Bond Index – 2030
Here are a few things to consider before investing in Bharat bond ETF:
Does Bharat bond ETF have taxes?
Taxes for Bharat bond ETF is the same as debt mutual funds. This ETF would be a tax-efficient long-term investment option for investors. This bond is of two types. After taxes excluded 6.16% for three years and 6.95% for ten years
Expected returns and tax implications for Bharat Bond ETF for 3 years
|Bharat Bond or Debt Funds|
|Maturity Period||3 Years|
|Value of Maturity||2,42,885|
|Tax on return – 20%||3582|
|After Tax Value||2,39,303|
|Net returns after Tax||6.16%|
Expected returns and tax implications for Bharat Bond ETF for 10 years
|Bharat Bond or Debt Funds|
|Maturity Period||10 Years|
|Value of Maturity||4,15,284|
|Tax on return – 20%||23847|
|After Tax Value||3,91,437|
|Net returns after Tax||6.95%|
Assurance of profits
The fixed-maturity period is the highlight of the Bharat bond ETF that will give good profits. Investors who will hold the ETF until the maturity period completes can expect 6.69% yearly, Whereas for ten years, holding period can get 7.58% yearly. Bharat bond ETF gives better returns when compared to other ETFs.
Types of Bharat bond ETF
You can invest in these bonds and earn profits according to the maturity period. These are of two types
Bharat Bond ETF – April 2023 – 3 years
Bharat Bond ETF – April 2030 – 10 years
What is the minimum and maximum amount to invest in Bharat Bond ETF?
For retail investors, the minimum amount required to invest in Bharat bond ETF is Rs 1000, and the maximum amount will be two lakhs.
Is Bharat bond ETF have any Exit load
If investors sell the bonds before 30 days from the purchase date, then there will be charged 0.10%, which is exit load charges. There will be no charges applicable if the investors sell the bonds after 30 days from the purchase date.
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