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In the year 1999, he independently started his career as an equity and mutual fund advisor. And in the new millennium, he realised the role the fixed income markets could play in the growing Indian economy and established Synergee Capital Services Pvt Ltd.
He is at the helm of an organisation and is responsible for the overall business development and growth. He has been the key driver of the company’s ascent to a leadership position in bond market.
He was a visiting faculty at Bhavan’s college (Mumbai), teaching Financial Management to third year BMS (Bachelor in Management Studies) students.
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Look at privately placed NBFC paper while building a bond kitty
“Making a private placement for corporates is more cost-effective and fast”.
Treasury bills, ultra short-term debt funds look attractive to park cash
Rich investors looking to park money for near-term liquidity could consider investing in a mix of Treasury bills – short-term government securities and ultra short-term debt mutual funds.
Online bond platforms back in the spotlight after debt fund tax but liquidity issues remain
There is a steady rise in inquiries by investors on investing directly in bonds as debt funds and MLDs (market-linked debentures) no longer have any capital gain advantage from April 1, 2023.
Higher Yields Make Post Office Fixed-Income Plans Attractive
Distributors believe rich investors continue to eye tax-free products like the public provident fund (PPF) and Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme.
Indiabulls Housing’s NCD issue offering 10.15% opens; should you invest?
One should note that the NCD issue comes with a fair bit of credit risk as it is not rated AAA.
India’s first-ever municipal bond issue for retail opens today; should you invest?
While the issue is not sovereign backed, it is implied that if there is any complication tomorrow, the Madhya Pradesh government will step in.
What should debt fund investors do as RBI hikes repo rate?
“For the time being, investors should remain invested in short-duration debt funds with maturities up to three years as the yields are very attractive”.
Muthoot Finance’s Rs 500-crore NCD issue opens; Should you invest?
The interest rates are not that attractive as some banks are now offering some 8 percent on their fixed deposits.
Investors should avoid NCDs rated below AA despite mouthwatering returns
Diversify across sectors and match your investment horizon with paper’s tenor to avoid liquidity issues
How should debt fund investors play the RBI rate hike?
The expectation of the interest rate cycle peaking can be a good entry point into long-duration products including gilt funds.
Target maturity funds a better bet over tax-free bonds
Investment advisors are recommending a shift from tax-free bonds to target maturity schemes, a debt product offered by mutual funds.
Bharat Bond ETF – April 2033 launches today: Should you buy?
“Just keep in mind that tax-free bonds give you a regular income, but Bharat Bond ETF gives you everything at the end,”.
Target maturity funds have the shine, but experts say stagger bets
Visible returns, high quality portfolios, attractive yields, low expense ratio and liquidity are attracting investors to target maturity funds.
NHAI Infra InVIT NCD issue: should you invest?
NHAI has very long-term projects and it wants to make sure that it doesn’t default on payments.
Should you invest in ‘grandfather’ debt funds
The spreads between higher maturity papers beyond 10-years is not as wide as they should be. “These are good products, but investors can wait as spreads might widen, and then invest to lock-in at even higher yields,”.
G-Sec STRIPS offer more than bank FDs with security
“STRIPS offer about 100-150 basis points more than bank deposits and offer high safety and there is no reinvestment risk,”.
It’s time to be measured with your fixed income assets as RBI hikes repo rate again
However, the experts warn retail investors against such adventures. “Do not jump into long term bonds or long duration debt funds assuming the rate hike cycle has ended.
Tax-free bonds vs bank FDs: Which is better suited for you?
For High Net Worth Individuals, I will suggest Tax free bonds and Target maturity Plans (Bharat Bond ETF etc). Tax Free bonds will fetch 5.5 per cent to 5.55 per cent returns in Bharat Bond ETF will give 7.25%.
High tax payers can lock into tax-free bonds, earn more than bank FDs
“High safety, no put call option and opportunity to earn higher post-tax returns than bank deposits are drawing investors to these bonds,”.
Wary of equity market, investors turn to PSB perpetual bonds
“Mumbai: Rising inflation is seeing investors ducking from the storm in equities market to safe haven fixed-income investments and they prefer longer-dated perpetual bonds sold by state-owned banks with higher yield than similar maturity government securities and popular mutual funds”.
Investors turn to G-Secs as yields surge, small savings rates stay put
“Government bonds carry sovereign ratings, there is no credit risk, high liquidity and returns are higher than traditional small-savings products and bank deposits”.
Longer-tenure G-secs Gaining Popularity over PSU Bonds, State Development Loans as heading.
Mumbai: Affluent investors allocating money to fixed income instruments are increasingly buying government securities(Gsecs) over AAA-rated public sector undertaking(PSU) bonds and state development loans(SDL), as the difference in returns has narrowed down and is at a historical low.
“We have never seen such narrow spreads between Gsecs and AAA-rated PSU bonds or SDLs. We are seeing a huge demand for Gsecs from rich investors since they are available in longer tenures, carry the highest safety and are more liquid,” said Vikram Dalal, MD, SynergeeCapital.
Rich investors turn to long-term government bonds
“Rich investors are showing interest in government papers maturing in 2045, 2050 and 2060,”. “Many HNIs want a regular income for their next generation with no credit risk or put/call option.
Should You Invest In Credit Risk Funds Now?
We will have to wait and see if there are any major NPA issues in the books of non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) after the additional six-month window given to NBFCs to comply with asset classification norms, is over.
PCHF bonds offer a chance at double-digit returns
Mumbai: Investors looking to earn double-digit returns from their fixed income portfolio can consider an investment in the nonconvertible debentures of Piramal Capital and Housing Finance.
Why are debt mutual funds suffering?
“With rising yields, debt funds are at risk of losing value”. Individual investors should not go for long term debt funds especially when the interest rate cycle is turning. Instead, they should opt for shorter duration debt funds or shorter term bank deposits.
Should investors consider credit risk funds now? Experts weigh in
We will have to wait and see if there are any major NPA issues in the books of non-bank financial companies (NBFCs) after the additional six-month window given to NBFCs to comply with asset classification norms, is over. So, the picture is not yet fully clear there.
Pay heed to residual maturity in secondary market bond buys: Experts
Many platforms have cropped up in the recent past that have made it easier for retail investors to participate in the secondary bond market. There is the Reserve Bank of India’s Retail Direct Scheme, which allows them access to both the primary and secondary market for government securities (G-Secs).
As yields head north, time to exit long duration debt funds
Fund managers and investment advisors are recommending investors to square off their holdings in long-duration bond funds and gilt funds as bond yields are expected to firm up over the next year. The money could be reallocated to liquid funds or short-tenure bonds.
Perpetual bonds back in favour, PSBs raise over Rs 24,000 cr in three months
Wealthy investors are seeking higher interest income particularly when the stock market seems to have peaked for now. This has prompted many rich individuals to bet on perpetual bonds sold by credible public sector banks.
Bharat Bond ETF’s 3rd tranche to raise Rs 5,000 cr, offers 6.8%
For individuals in the highest tax bracket, it makes every sense to invest in Bharat Bond ETF for a long-term capital appreciation. Under the current situation, an investor cannot expect any better post-tax yield in comparison to other popular options like a bank fixed deposit or tax-free bonds.
Build a fixed income portfolio to tide over rate worries
Investors can use a combination of government bonds and low expense passive debt funds to build a ladder for their portfolio.
In a rising interest rate cycle that we are now in, investors could have a higher allocation to shorter maturity products typically in the 3-5-year bucket.
Retail bond scheme draws strong interest from NRIs
Wealth managers are witnessing strong interest from non-resident Indians to open accounts under the new Reserve Bank of India scheme that allows retail investors to buy and sell government securities. We are receiving a lot of queries from our NRI investors across the globe, be it the US, UK, Singapore, or Dubai.
Retail Direct bond scheme gets 32,000 registrations in 6 days
Retail Direct needs awareness among senior citizens who can benefit from it. GOI bonds can be an alternative to LIC annuity plans as retail investors can invest in the longest maturity until 2061.
RBI opens gilts to retail investors via new direct platform: Here are the details
A low level of awareness among small investors, procedural issues such as opening of a CSGL account with the RBI and low liquidity in the secondary market are some of the reasons why investors stayed away from investing in G-Secs
RBI wants tax sops for Retail Direct Scheme investments, may approach govt
Retail Direct needs awareness among senior citizens who can benefit from it. A tax break is also needed to bring parity with existing savings plans, including mutual fund debt schemes. GOI bonds can be an alternative to LIC annuity plans as retail investors can invest in the longest maturity until 2061.
Retail investors get licence to bond & bargain
Middle-class savings could now go into directly buying government bonds after the central bank Monday allowed retail investors to buy into sovereign debt through dedicated accounts that wouldn’t attract costs.
Bharat Bond ETF’s 6% return draws attention as other yields decline
Rich investors are booking profits in tax-free bonds as yields have dropped to 4.3-4.5%. Some of them are moving to the Bharat Bond ETF, a portfolio of public sector companies with a AAA rating. “Investors can earn a 6% post-tax return in the Bharat Bond ETF series that matures in 2030 and 2031.
Non-tax filers may move to NCDs, debt mutual funds on high TDS fears
Appetite for fixed income products like non-convertible debentures (NCDs) and select debt mutual funds is likely to increase among individuals who have not been filing tax returns. This follows a Union Budget announcement in February that requires individuals who have not filed tax returns for the previous two financial years
Should you buy SGBs, digital gold or ETF this Akshaya Tritiya on 14 May
Akshaya Tritiya has become synonymous with gold buying. You can use the occasion to add gold to your portfolio. According to investment advisors, investors should have a 5-15% allocation to gold, depending on their preference for the yellow metal.
Investors take a fancy to market-linked debentures returns
Debt returns have been rather depressed, with rates plunging to record lows. So, how does one earn more from this asset class – at least more than the headline inflation rate? One way to do this is to buy into MLDs (market-linked debentures), now offered by the likes of Piramal Finance or Shriram Transport Finance.
Mutual funds may stay away from perpetual bonds in the long run
Mutual funds could stay away from buying new issuances or existing papers that would have a call maturity beyond March 2023 after the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s revised guidelines still left a gap between the suggested and market valuations of these instruments.
Debt mutual fund investors stare at losses after new Sebi directive
Depending on the quantum of selling, yields on bank perpetual bonds could surge 50-100 basis points. The spike will be even higher in the case of NBFC perpetual bonds.
InvITs flounder on tepid returns
Investment trusts are finding few takers as yields on these debt-like instruments barely match the risks associated with them when compared with risk free returns from government or triple A rated bonds.
Direct investing in G-secs to be easier now. Should you opt in?
If RBI is able to address the issue of liquidity and ease of investing through the new platform, we can have a vibrant market for all stakeholders.
Coming soon: Retail investors can directly invest in government securities with RBI
Retail investors looking for high yield on their fixed income investments typically find investments in government bonds unattractive.
Will retail investors take up RBI’s offer to open gilt accounts?
Understanding of GILTS, conversion from SGL to demat and vice versa is cumbersome, liquidity for retail lot (anything less than 5 crore is odd lot) and low yield or return compared to other AAA-rated or PSU or private sector NCD are some of the issues.
Are PFC retail bonds an attractive alternative to bank fixed deposits?
Government-owned Power Finance Corporation is set to launch its public bond sale for retail investors on Friday offering up to 7.5%. The issue seeks to garner Rs 5,000 crore.This is the first such issuance since the State Bank of India had floated a public offer about a decade ago. About fourth-fifth of the issuance is earmarked for retail and wealthy individual investors. Subscriptions close January 29.
High yields draw HNIs to long-dated GSecs
Wealthy individuals are buying long-term government bonds with 15-to-30 year maturities as they offer returns nearly double of the available short-term securities, including Treasury Bills and other money market instruments.
Look at liquidity when investing in municipal bonds
The risk is relatively low. However, the bonds don’t have any explicit guarantee. There is an implicit guarantee as it is assumed that the state government will repay in case the municipal corporation faces any cash flow issues.
Kerala unlikely to draw down full borrowing entitlement this fiscal
Earlier, the gap between G-Secs and SDLs or the premium on SDLs in relation to that of G-Secs, used to hover around 70 to 80 basis points, but this has fallen to 40 to 50 basis points after RBI entered the market with OMO.
Need regular income after retirement? Here are some safe investment options
Broadly, if you invest a lump-sum now, you get regular payouts – be it monthly, quarterly or annually. The returns work out to 5.75-5.9 percent annually over 20-30 years.
Why selling bonds and NCDs in the market isn’t easy for retail investors
Investors should check for YTM, which is nothing but return on investment. This should not be confused with current yield of the bond.
HNIs, sovereign funds latch onto REITs in yields chase
We have been receiving a lot of queries from investors seeking information on REIT investments. If you have surplus money, you can invest about 5-8 percent in those listed units earning higher than the average returns in debt investments.
Should you invest in 30-year government bonds?
These bonds are a good fit for investors who want to buy and hold till maturity.
How you can profit from gilt funds’ fluctuating fortunes
Over the long-run, gilt funds have delivered returns. These funds have given more or less comparable returns vis-à-vis other duration products.
Bank FD passé, the rich rushing to perpetual bonds
Wealthy investors are breaking their low yielding fixed deposits in banks to invest in bank perpetual bonds, which earn about 150-200 basis points higher interst rates at the cost of higher risk.
Bharat Bond ETF: How attractive is it and what should investors do?
Chasing historical return is risky and the investors of recently launched Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) are also realising this.
Better options than bank fixed deposits
To be sure, banks have reduced their fixed deposits (FD) rates due to increased inflows and lack of safe lending opportunities.
What makes latest floating-rate government bonds attractive
Savers in lower tax brackets are set to benefit from a new set of sovereign debt papers being offered from next month, with the central bank selling the floating-rate securities linked to National Savings Certificates for the first time to individuals and Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs).
Top MFs gain larger share of industry’s debt pie post-Franklin wind-up
Investors come into MFs so that they can exit according to their cash-flow requirements. Except for triple A-rated papers, liquidity for lower-rated papers has been limited. Investors want to stick with larger-sized schemes, where liquidity is expected to be well-managed.
MARKET BORROWING: KERALA STRIKES ‘BEST PRICING’ AT SDL AUCTION
Market had discounted rating downgrade (one notch) by Moody’s. “Excess liquidity in the system is driving the bond yields.
Bharat Bond ETF Investors can Earn Up to 150 bps Over Tax-free Bonds
It makes sense for a retail investor at higher tax brackets to subscribe to Bharat ETF units. Wealthy investors have now turned risk-averse amid economic uncertainties. They now prefer secured returns to astronomical returns.
Here’s why investors seek safety of debt investment
Many investors have shied away from the equity markets. With investable money, they are seeking 7.75 per cent RBI Saving (Taxable) Bonds. Since the instrument is a fixed deposit, is not tradable in the secondary market. But the instrument could be a steady long-term source of interest income.
Lenders seek top-ups, replacements for debt schemes given as collateral for loans
After specific fund closure, brokerages are not willing to allow other trading limits for investors, who earlier availed credit limit against their debt fund.
In flight to safety, Bharat Bond ETF trumps other fixed-income products
Due to the disruption on account of Covid-19, there is further risk aversion and a flight to safety. Because of the credit risk aversion, investment in a basket of AAA rated government companies that have a target maturity date and low cost is the best option.
Liquid funds, GOI bonds are better bets
The GOI bond issued by the RBI is one of the safest investments that one can get in today’s environment and earn as high as 7.75%. The government has yet not cut rates here even though small savings are down.
NCDs offer 4-6% more than bank FDs, but limit your exposures
Typically, a AAA rated paper trades 100 basis points over the 10-year GSec, while a AA rated paper commands a 200 basis points premium. Currently, the 10-year benchmark trades at 6.4 per cent, which means a AAA rated NCD should trade at 7.4-7.5 per cent and a AA rated NCD at 8.5-9 per cent.
Investors move away from preference shares to NCDs
Investors are looking to exit from preference shares. Investors primarily used to invest in preference shares as dividend income was tax-free up to Rs 10 lakh, and thereafter, it was to be taxed at 10 per cent. Technically, post budget, there is parity between interest and dividend income.
Investors in higher tax bracket find solace in tax-free bonds post Budget
Tax-free bonds are the only instruments which are truly tax free and will carry that status till maturity as it was approved by parliament. There is interest amongst investors in these bonds especially after the budget, when dividend from preference shares started getting taxed, as per tax slab.
Gold, fixed-income wrap 2019: Yellow metal’s prices zoom, long-term bonds deliver
After the debacle of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) in 2018, the magnitude of defaults increased as names with good credit ratings joined the list of defaulters. This spooked bond investors’ sentiment further.
SIB TIER 1 BOND COUPON RATE TRIGGERS DEBATE ON PRICING
Investing in SIB Tier 1 bond that yields 13.75 per cent could be a good investment now given the fact that SIB has a good track record and has been reporting profit quarter after quarter.
Five tax-free bonds for capital safety and tax-free interest income
Post IL&FS default, it is prudent to invest in securities that are issued by central government or public sector enterprises. We suggest short maturity tax-free bonds. The bonds are listed on the stock exchanges and are available in secondary market as well.
Fixed income investors can take small exposure to IFCI’s NCDs: Analysts
The government has a 56 per cent holding in the company and has been giving timely support that is comforting for investors despite the weak rating of BBB-
Bharat Bond ETF finds many takers among NRIs
A basket of AAA rated government companies, target maturity date and extremely low cost are driving NRIs to this bond. There is seeing substantial interest from NRI families visiting India from London, Singapore and Dubai.
Bharat Bond ETF may fetch up to Rs 15,000 cr, launch likely in two series
It is important that investors are clearly informed about the risk-return profile of the product so that there are not many negative surprises. Industry experts say the product will give the option to investors to match their goals with maturities of the underlying bonds.
Investors flocking to tax-free, government bonds
There is safety and no credit risk in both GOI bonds. In addition, investors earn a good 100-125 basis points higher than bank deposits.
More Skin In The Game | NBFC/ Company deposits
Factors such as management, annual accounts, rating and past track record of the company should be looked at before investing. Only if you have the ability or resources to analyse company financials is it worthwhile to invest in company deposits.
Returns on fixed deposits are falling! Here are other investment options
There are two prominent risk attached to NCDs. One is repayment of principal and interest and second is liquidity in the secondary market. I will suggest only AAA-rated securities with strong management such as TATA Capital, M&M Finance, L&T Finance, Bajaj Finance, HDFC and LIC housing Finance. Investors should also be aware of risks associated with NCDs.
Are debt mutual funds losing credibility?
There is a trust deficit among investors. Investors are not investing any fresh funds into debt funds, as some NBFCs and mortgage firms have defaulted on their principal/ interest repayment. After the IL&FS episode, rating agencies have become very alert in assigning ratings.
Retail investor shadow over DHFL resolution
Retail investors are now holding patient as institutional lenders are busy finalising the resolution details. They are now following the basics. Just make their presence felt in the large scheme of things. All such retail bonds are secured as the borrower paid interest/repayments regularly until a few months ago. We do hope retail investors’ interest will be taken duly care by all concerned parties.
Taxed, ultra HNIs turn to tax-free bonds
These bonds currently yield 5.5- 5.9 per cent, compared with 6.1-6.5 per cent a month ago. What makes these attractive to the ultra high-net-worth individuals is that the returns are tax free — that is an enticement for those who are taxed at as high as 42.74 per cent as per the new tax proposals. If the tax benefit is accounted for, the “return for the highest tax-bracket investor will be more than 10 per cent, making for an attractive investment opportunity.
Will gilt funds’ ongoing rally continue? unlikely, say analysts
The regulatory push from Sebi which mandated liquid funds to hold 20% of their assets in safe treasury bills and government bonds is also driving this buying.
Aditya Birla debt mutual funds to gain as IL&FS arm to pay back creditors
It is a positive development. Since October 2018, all the financial and operational creditors are waiting for some concrete resolution plan. And now they see some ray of hope from NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) and from the new management. Potential buyers are showing interest in acquiring productive assets of IL&FS subsidiaries. The mutual funds will get their outstanding dues if they have invested in those specific subsidiaries or SPVs (special purpose vehicles).
Higher yields keep demand strong for perpetual bonds
Investors should prefer nationalised bank perpetual bonds backed by the government. Despite the NPA problems these banks have honoured their commitment in the past. About six state-owned banks, including IDBI Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank, Uco Bank, Corporation Bank and United Bank of India, have bought back ?13,000 crore-14,000 crore worth of perpetual bonds and repaid investors in full.
REC bond yields higher than HDFC’s
The merger between REC and PFC has apparently triggered concerns among a section of investors who believe a rating downgrade is likely. Investor risk perception has changed in the past eight months.
Debt mutual funds losing ground as NBFC stress hits segment
If the matter (of liquidity constraints) is not resolved on an urgent basis, it can lead to trust deficit and will take a very long time to rebuild lost confidence. “Over the past two decades, debt funds were considered a good alternative to fixed deposits of banks/post offices/NBFCs and corporates.
L&T Finance, SCUF, Muthoot Homefin, Magma Fincorp NCDs to open soon; know about them
L&T Finance is a well-managed company with one of the least NPAs in the category. The AAA rating given by the rating agency further enhances confidence, making its NCD a good investment at this juncture.
NBFCs look for retail money as MFs, banks keep a tight rein on funds
Appetite for lower-rated papers would be muted. There is a trust deficit among investors. Branded names with top credit rating grade can only be in a position have investor faith. Investors should be mindful of exit routes instead of being lured by interest rates.
NBFC debentures plummet: Here are a few lessons for investors
Retail investors should invest in the top notch names such as HDFC, LIC Housing Finance or the bonds issued by central government undertakings since there is a little credit risk.
Are days of high credit fund returns over?
High networth individuals normally show interest in credit funds, but this is missing now. Overloading of NBFC papers may have dented returns as the market battled a perceived crisis over the ability of those companies to repay.
Current NCD offers attractive: Experts
Given that the 10-year benchmark is trading at 7.3 per cent, investors get 200 basis points (2 percentage points) on an AAA-rated paper of Mahindra Financial, and about 240 basis points higher in Shriram Transport, which is a good opportunity for investors.
MFs stare at M2M losses after Icra cuts Yes bank rating
As per regulatory guidelines, interest on the perpetual bonds will be paid out of net profit for the current year. Banks can use revenue reserves to pay interest, in case there is a shortfall, subject to RBI guidelines.
What triggered higher rates in NBFC deposits?
Post IL&FS rating downgrade, all NBFCs are resorting to all avenues to raise funds. Corporate deposits are one of them, as companies are trying to offer additional higher rates than bank fixed deposits.
Credit crisis hits NCDs of NBFCs, yields jump as much as 400 bps
Despite yields shooting up, the demand for these NCDs has shrunk.
Safety is a priority for investors in this environment. They will opt for only companies where there is comfort.
Investors in debt mutual funds may do well to keep horizon short
As current account deficit widens due to higher oil prices, interest rates are expected to move further up. The 10-year benchmark could trade between 8.20 and 8.35% in the next three months.
Fixed maturity plan or short-term bond fund — what should fixed income investor choose?
Short-term bond yields are attractive and most of these bonds charge low expense ratios. As they are open-ended schemes, you can sell out if need be. That makes short-term bond funds a lucrative investment option.
Raining retail bonds: Should you invest?
Last two years, none of the debt mutual fund schemes have performed up to the mark. Investors have switched to retail bonds as they seek to earn higher interest income regularly.
Rising corporate deposit rates likely to move further up
More non-banking finance companies are likely to come with higher rates as they jostle to tap the retail money.This will also help those companies to expand retail reach, a key business driver for them.
Shriram Transport targets Rs 5000 crore via bonds
Retail bonds are coming back to the market with investors showing encouraging response to quality papers. Shriram sounds a credible name among retail investors who have already tasted its corporate fixed deposits with no default record.
Rates rising, investors dump income funds for FDs, bonds
Performance is dismal for income funds in the past one year. The value erosion is higher as these funds invest heavily in long maturity papers, which bled in past months.
Should investors look at retail bond issuances now?
As interest rates are expected to rise, it makes sense for investors in the lower tax slabs to invest in fixed deposits maturing in one year. Investors will also get an opportunity to roll over their fixed deposits at a higher rate
How to earn higher rates from deposits
Competitive interest rate increases by banks and non-banking finance companies across the spectrum has seen rate of return peak to its highest in about two-three years putting the smile back on savers.
Perpetual bond withdrawal hits some investors
The recall of perpetual bonds by financially crippled banks may have been a blessing for investors who would have had to bear losses if the banks had stopped paying interest.
Who are helping states to borrow money?
While the rates offered are much higher than traditional bank deposits, the revised 7.75% norm too has helped add a new set of investors for these sovereign-like instruments with little risk of defaults
Tax-free bonds turn attractive again
Tax-free bonds offering a return of 6.5 per cent are finding favour among rich investors. Stable taxfree returns and lower volatility compared to debt mutual funds are driving investors back to these bonds, traded only in the secondary markets.
Rising bond yields bring FMPs back in the game
Wealth managers believe that rise in bond yields over the last one month leading to better post tax returns, and profit booking in equities are driving investors to FMPs.
Should You Invest In 8% Government Savings Bonds Amid Falling Bank FD Rates?
Some financial planners suggest investment in Government of India’s 8% Savings (Taxable) Bonds, which offer an interest rate of 8 per cent per annum.
Tax-free bonds rally like midcap funds
Investments in tax-free bonds in the past year would have fetched you as much returns as mid and small-cap equity schemes -the best performing mutual fund category. The bonds have returned 25-27% on an annualised basis led by a sharp rally in the bond market of late.
Tax-free bonds and select debt mutual funds see big demand; banks lose Rs 40,000 cr net in a fortnight
Falling rates appear to be prompting a shift from traditional bank term deposits to alternative investment avenues including taxfree bonds and select mutual fund debt schemes.
Investors set to make a killing from DHFL’s NCD issue
Savvy investors are set to make a killing from DHFL’s recently-concluded non-convertible debenture (NCDs) issue. They could make an annualised return of almost 50% if the NCDs are sold on listing around mid-August.
Don`t wait for new tax free bonds! Go for listed bonds now
Though finance minister has announced issuance of tax free bonds in FY 15-16, it makes sense to buy bonds from secondary market. Listed bonds are expected to offer double digit returns which should make them better investment opportunity.
Why you should prefer NCD over company fixed deposit?
Non-convertible debentures are held in demat form and hence offer many advantages over the traditional fixed deposits.
Buy preference shares in secondary market to lock in rates
Preference shares can be source of regular income for fixed income investors in a falling interest rate environment