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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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