Nagarajan recommends investors to look at short term bond funds for investments at this point and time.
Many investors go into fixed income investment with eyes closed and ill prepared for any negative news
ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund expects the liquidity in the banking system to remain ample which will further keep the spread between money market instruments and the overnight rate in remain range bound in the near to medium term
Preference shares depict features of bonds when one looks at risk-return profile.
The acceptability of these bonds is increasing gradually as more financial institutions and HNIs are taking exposure.
If we observe the 3 previous Budgets presented by Jaitley, it can be clearly seen that the focus of team NAMO remains the same and this government means business as usual.
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.
Going into 2017, we expect the ongoing volatility to continue for some time now. On the macro front, temporary disruption in cash transactions due to demonetisation is likely to hurt domestic demand for a couple of quarters, especially for discretionary items.
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.
In a falling interest rate regime, traditional fixed deposits turn unattractive and you have to look for the right options.
There is a high likelihood of a 25 bps cut in the repo rate.
Beyond the rate cut call, there are questions which at the current juncture can be very important. Answering these crucial questions will provide some reassurance to the markets and the economy in general.
Falling interest rate has forced many investors to look beyond fixed deposits in search of better returns.
In NSC there is no tax deduction at source so the investor will get the entire amount back at the time of maturity with the capital invested
Bob Michele said the world's fifth largest asset manager increased exposure to inflation-linked bonds (TIPS) and emerging market debt in the last few weeks, expecting moderate growth and solid oil prices to lift inflation and support emerging market currencies.
If you learn to live with fear, you can do much better as an investor.
Going overboard with one asset class can pull down your returns. You will face worse situation if you let emotions decide on your behalf.
If managed well the investment in PPF can fetch you some tax deduction without much effort.
Each of these options has its own advantages. One should be assessing the tax liability before logging into one.
According to the global financial services major, both equity and fixed income (FI) investors are portraying a constructive outlook for India, but are waiting for the next 'catalyst' for fresh inflows.
PPF should continue to offer positive real returns. One should look at his goals and risk profile before investing.
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.
As government has decided to cut the interest rate on the small saving schemes, it is time to revisit the investment strategy.
We are looking for 50 bps of easing in CY2016 including the 25 bps of easing expected in the April 2016 meeting itself.