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.

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