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  • Explained | Why China's negative-yield bonds attracted investors Nov 26, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    Explained | Why China's negative-yield bonds attracted investors

    China has recently sold its first negative-yield sovereign bonds in the euro bond market. Find out more about it here.

  • Why tax-free bonds are still attractive for those in the highest tax slabs Oct 26, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    Why tax-free bonds are still attractive for those in the highest tax slabs

    Tax-free bonds from state-owned companies such as NHAI, IRFC, REC, PFC and HUDCO are good options to invest for those in the higher income-tax brackets, for short-term goals

  • Franklin Templeton scheme investors’ wait gets longer despite favourable verdict — Here’s why Oct 24, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Franklin Templeton scheme investors’ wait gets longer despite favourable verdict — Here’s why

    The high court did not allow Franklin Templeton to distribute money in cash–positive schemes that the fund house has received.

  • Why selling bonds and NCDs in the market isn’t easy for retail investors Oct 19, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Why selling bonds and NCDs in the market isn’t easy for retail investors

    Even if your bond is listed, there may not be any buyers. Yield-to-maturity should not be confused with the current yield on the bond

  • A pre-Diwali Dhamaka for bond markets from RBI Oct 10, 2020 10:35 AM IST

    A pre-Diwali Dhamaka for bond markets from RBI

    The suspense has finally ended and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has announced its verdict. The status quo decision on rates doesn’t come as a surprise to bond markets.

  • RBI Monetary Policy: Governor Das announces on-tap TLTRO of Rs 1 lakh crore Oct 09, 2020 10:55 AM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy: Governor Das announces on-tap TLTRO of Rs 1 lakh crore

    RBI Monetary Policy: Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the central bank would conduct open market operations (OMOs) in State Development Loans (SDLs).

  • COVID-19, marginal dip in discount rate may deflate the current bull market: ICICI Securities Sep 08, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    COVID-19, marginal dip in discount rate may deflate the current bull market: ICICI Securities

    ICICI Securities highlighted that the dip in India’s Rf (10-year bond yield) during the COVID episode is much lower compared to the US.

  • Why bonds issued by 'quasi-sovereign' firms aren’t risk-free Aug 24, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    Why bonds issued by 'quasi-sovereign' firms aren’t risk-free

    Unless the government explicitly guarantees some paper issued by a company, there is no real meaning to the term ‘implicit guarantee’

  • Bharat Bond ETF: Subscription for second tranche opens July 14; all your questions answered Jul 10, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    Bharat Bond ETF: Subscription for second tranche opens July 14; all your questions answered

    Bharat Bond ETF April 2025 and April 2031 will open for subscription on July 14. Read on to find out answers to all your questions on how to subscribe, minimum subscription amount, tax benefits, fund manager and more

  • Effective from June 30, your liquid funds become more transparent and liquid Jun 30, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    Effective from June 30, your liquid funds become more transparent and liquid

    Increased volatility of returns or slightly lower returns should not make you take increased risk, in search of higher returns.

  • Should you buy RBI Floating Rate Savings Bonds (2020)? Jun 29, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    Should you buy RBI Floating Rate Savings Bonds (2020)?

    The interest payable on January 1 and July 1 will be linked to the then prevailing rate of interest on National Saving Certificate (NSC).

  • Needed: A credit backstop for investment-grade NBFCs Jun 11, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    Needed: A credit backstop for investment-grade NBFCs

    Liquidity measures have had their day. They haven’t helped lower-rated companies

  • Personal Finance | Why are investors investing in Gilt mutual funds? May 20, 2020 08:39 AM IST

    Personal Finance | Why are investors investing in Gilt mutual funds?

    Though there are no credit risks, there could be volatility due to interest rate movements

  • Should you put money in IndusInd Bank FD at 7% or buy bonds yielding 20%? May 17, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    Should you put money in IndusInd Bank FD at 7% or buy bonds yielding 20%?

    A sharp reduction in bond price (or rise in yield) is a signal to exercise caution.

  • Coronavirus impact | NBFC bond sales slide as investors become cautious: Report Apr 29, 2020 01:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | NBFC bond sales slide as investors become cautious: Report

    On April 27 and 28, seven companies raised a total of only Rs 3,544 crore out of the targeted Rs 10,400 crore.

  • After RBI's relief package 2.0, next round of measures could focus on bond market Apr 19, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    After RBI's relief package 2.0, next round of measures could focus on bond market

    We continue to expect that the RBI will announce more measures in coming weeks, with the next round largely focusing on the bond market.

  • Explained: Why chasing bond yields can be risky Apr 17, 2020 10:43 AM IST

    Explained: Why chasing bond yields can be risky

    A higher YTM may look attractive. But it can come with higher risks.

  • Govt to issue sovereign gold bonds at 2.50%; key points to note Apr 14, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    Govt to issue sovereign gold bonds at 2.50%; key points to note

    The subscription dates for the first tranche is April 20-24 while the dates for the last tranche is August 31-September 04, the press release said.

  • Low-risk debt investment options during the COVID-19 crisis Apr 13, 2020 09:28 AM IST

    Low-risk debt investment options during the COVID-19 crisis

    As a general rule, debt instruments that are issued by the government or their extended arms will carry very low risk

  • Suzlon Energy bondholders approve resolution plan for outstanding $172 mn bonds Apr 07, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    Suzlon Energy bondholders approve resolution plan for outstanding $172 mn bonds

    The company had called a meeting of bondholders on April 6 seeking their nod for resolution of the outstanding USD 172 million bonds.

  • Whither go bond yields? Apr 01, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Whither go bond yields?

    Markets will be wary of a fiscal slippage, and rightly so

  • Yes Bank’s AT1 bondholders will get zilch after the hurried bailout Mar 15, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    Yes Bank’s AT1 bondholders will get zilch after the hurried bailout

    Total write down of Yes Bank's additional tier-1 bonds will impact not only institutional investors, but also retail investors

  • Lodha Developers International repays dollar bonds worth Rs 2,550 cr Mar 12, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Lodha Developers International repays dollar bonds worth Rs 2,550 cr

    The company had to refinance its $324 million debt maturing on March 13

  • After Yes Bank crisis, SEBI may limit MFs' exposure to AT1 bonds: Report Mar 11, 2020 12:38 PM IST

    After Yes Bank crisis, SEBI may limit MFs' exposure to AT1 bonds: Report

    In its draft resolution plan for Yes Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said that any instruments qualifying as AT1 capital will be written down.

  • Bank of Maharashtra to raise up to Rs 600cr via bonds Mar 03, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Bank of Maharashtra to raise up to Rs 600cr via bonds

    "The bank is proposing to raise capital by issue of Basel III-compliant unsecured, redeemable non-convertible tier II bonds of base issue of Rs 200 crore with green shoe option of Rs 400 crore aggregating to Rs 600 crore on private placement basis," the lender said in a regulatory filing.

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