For retail investors intending to purchase bonds in lot size of say few lakh rupees, when there is no primary issue available or the primary issue is not matching up to the risk-return profile expected, one should go for purchases in the secondary market.
Investors should not blindly chase returns and ratings of the mutual fund schemes. It makes a lot of sense to understand risk associated with schemes before investing your hard earned money.
Though lending rates decline is good news for home loan buyers, decline in FD rates investors worry. With rates for larger deposits falling to 4% level retail investors will feel the pinch soon.
This article explains how bond funds can be used to optimise post tax returns on fixed income portfolios.
Investment analysts and advisors feel long-duration bond funds could show good returns in the coming months, with RBI likely to signal softer interest rates.
Depending on the time frame of your investments, you should choose the right bond funds.
In a falling interest rate regime, traditional fixed deposits turn unattractive and you have to look for the right options.
Falling interest rate has forced many investors to look beyond fixed deposits in search of better returns.
While considering investment avenues for short term goals lot many traditional instruments pop up.
Credit opportunities funds offer investors a vehicle to play rating upgrade theme in a recovering economy.
Rate cut by RBI has long lasting impact on both your loans and investments. It is the time to realign your money matters to make the most of falling interest rates.
Investors should first take a look at the fund where they have put their money and the nature of the fund.
RBI has earmarked the beginning of falling interest rate cycle in Indian economy, with a cut in repo rate. Here is how you can align your finances better to benefit from the falling interest rates.
Bond funds are considered a low risk investment as & they have helped investors tied over the last six odd years of equity market turmoil. They are now in the news because of volatility in bond prices and the recent slue of tax-free bond offers. Let's understand how bonds can work for you from Vijai Mantri, MD & CEO of Pramerica MF.
The RBI‘s measure to curb further downfall of rupee has caused havoc in the debt market. This has caused high volatility in the performance of debt funds. Malay Shah, Fund Manager â€“ Debt, Peerless Mutual Fund, advices investors to remain patient amid uncharacteristic volatility.
Investors pulled out a record of USD 23.3 billion out of the funds in the prior week and invested USD 2.11 billion to bond funds in the latest weeks, a data from EPFR Global showed on Friday.
Fixed Income instruments are becoming increasingly popular among investors in the current interest regime. While many investments provide some form of income, bonds tend to offer the highest and most reliable income stream. Rajiv Goel, CEO of Bombay Cap Services explains what are bond funds and what parameters should one look at before investing.
Gilt funds returned 3.1% over the quarter, outperforming both equity and other debt oriented categories. This was mainly on account of the softening of yields on the back of the RBI reducing the repo rate by 50 bps to 8 per cent in its Annual Monetary Policy for 2012-13 in April 2012.
Investors poured the most money into bond funds globally in over a decade while fleeing equity funds in renewed worries over the strength of the global economic recovery and spillover effects of the eurozone crisis, data from EPFR Global showed on Friday.
US stocks ended solidly higher on Wednesday after European debt fears eased and sparked a broad advance, led by banks and commodity-related shares.