An Inverse Index tries to provide inverse return of its underlying index. A broader index provides good
exposure to an economy, an inverse index on a broader index will provide the desired exposure when the
investor is bearish on the markets. We have already seen Alpha and Beta Indices provided by National Stock Exchange of India and now NSE India has introduced few more indices like Nifty TR 1x Inverse Index and Nifty TR 2x Inverse Index.
Nifty TR Inverse Index provides the investor an opportunity to create an position which gives inverse (opposite) returns as compare to Nifty TR Index. The index is designed to provide the inverse performance of the Nifty TR, representing a short position in the index.
Index value calculation –
Nifty TR 1x Inverse Index Value = Previous day’s Nifty TR 1x Inverse Index Value * (1+ Nifty TR 1x Inverse Index Return).
Similar to Nifty TR 1x Inverse Index, there is one more index namely Nifty TR 2x Inverse Index, which is a Leveraged index is designed to generate multiple time return of the underlying index in situations where the investor borrows funds to generate index exposure beyond his/her cash position.
Hope we can expect Inverse mutual funds soon from Indian Mutual Fund Industry and these indices could act as benchmark to the schemes.