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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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