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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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