Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iPath MSCI India Index
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at iPath MSCI India and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
iPath MSCI India facts
|Total Assets||$488.3 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks to track the MSCI India Total Return Index, which is designed to measure the market performance of Indian equity securities.|
|3-Month / 1-Year / 3-Year Return||(13.7%) / (33.7%) / 21.2%|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||
PowerShares India Portfolio
WisdomTree India Earnings Fund
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
Having gotten on board a couple of years ago, KKS553 nicely summed up the opportunity:
India should grow at an average rate of 8-9% over the next 20-30 years. For those who worry about the volatility/stability of a foreign market, they should keep in mind that India is a stable (and the world's largest) democracy, has a sound legal system that works, is [E]nglish speaking and has a highly trained and skilled work force in addition to massive amounts of natural resources that the country sits on.
iPath MSCI India, in particular, sports a portfolio whose stocks average revenue growth of 19%. That's higher than other India ETFs like PowerShares India Portfolio (13%) and WisdomTree India Earnings (9%).
CAPS member thomas94305 elaborates on the bull case:
India has fundamentals going for it not seen in the other 3 BRIC economies. They had economic reforms some years ago, making them more [W]estern-like that are now yielding fruit. They are not as commodity focused as Russia or even Brazil. They are not experiencing the arguable bubble that China may have, and again are not as government regulated. They continue to develop hi-tech, which will serve them for many years, even as they price out of the outsourcing game.
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