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  • How to evaluate Non Convertible Debenture Offer? Sep 17, 2012 07:26 PM IST

    How to evaluate Non Convertible Debenture Offer?

    Various companies are tapping money by offering NCDs at mouth watering rate of interest. Often investors get lured by the coupon offered by these NCDs and ignore key indicators of NCDs in terms of quality and future prospects. Read this space to know how to evaluate NCD offer.

  • Short end of the yield curve is still attractive Sep 01, 2012 05:07 PM IST

    Short end of the yield curve is still attractive

    According to Arjun Parthasarathy, investors can invest directly into fixed income securities or invest in short term income funds in the current market. It is advisable to stick to the best credit quality given the rising levels of bad loans and restructured loans in the system.

  • Timing rate cuts can hurt your fixed income investments Jul 20, 2012 06:55 PM IST

    Timing rate cuts can hurt your fixed income investments

    RBI's first quarter monetary policy review is coming up on the 31st of July 2012. Investors looking to invest in fixed income instruments will be wondering whether to invest before the policy review or after. Arjun Parthasarathy shares his view on what an investor should do in current interest regime.

  • How the Interest Rate cycle affects your debt portfolio Jun 26, 2012 04:07 PM IST

    How the Interest Rate cycle affects your debt portfolio

    Investors often get confused when it comes to decode the relationship between interest rates and fixed income instruments. As the movement of interest rates affects the performance of Debt portfolio it is important to understand the concept clearly. Read this space to know the link between the interest rates and fixed income investments.

  • How does rise/fall in repo rates impact Bond yields? Jun 21, 2012 11:57 AM IST

    How does rise/fall in repo rates impact Bond yields?

    RBI kept the interest rates unchanged on concerns of growth & liquidity issue. As bond shares inverse relationship with the interest rates, it becomes important to understand the concept clearly before investing in fixed income. Financial advisor Arjun Parthasarathy enlightens us on how the yield curves behave with the rise/fall of interest rates.

  • Indian govt bonds: Time for a rally to begin Jun 05, 2012 12:04 PM IST

    Indian govt bonds: Time for a rally to begin

    Indian bonds have severely underperformed their global counterparts in the past year and given current market conditions, Indian bonds are likely to benefit from the sharp fall in bond yields across the globe.

  • Buying Bonds: Go through the checklist May 24, 2012 12:16 PM IST

    Buying Bonds: Go through the checklist

    Bonds are fixed income instruments in which payment is made by the issuer to the subscriber on a fixed schedule, even though the amount may vary.

  • NCDs - Odds and Evens unravelled! May 22, 2012 11:10 AM IST

    NCDs - Odds and Evens unravelled!

    All the investments have their share of advantages and disadvantages. While Non-Convertible debentures are an attractive instrument in current market where equities are giving negative returns, it is also important to know what are the potential risks involved. Read on to know the risk and return payoff of this financial asset.

  • What makes NCDs attractive during volatile market? May 17, 2012 06:34 PM IST

    What makes NCDs attractive during volatile market?

    Non-Convertible Debenture can act as a safer option in uncertain times. With good rate of returns, low risk, and easy taxing policy makes this instrument very attractive among investors in current market. Read on to know the features of this product and how you can benefit from investing in it.

  • Know all about investing in Non-Convertible Debentures May 11, 2012 11:04 AM IST

    Know all about investing in Non-Convertible Debentures

    Non - Convertible debentures are fixed income products that offer comparatively higher returns which are difficult to resist. Read on to know how NCDs work and what should be the criteria to judge the right one.

  • Understanding the different types of risks Apr 02, 2012 04:11 PM IST

    Understanding the different types of risks

    Considering the post 2008 market scenario, if there's one thing almost every investor knows, it's that there's no such thing as a free lunch. If you want gains from the markets, you're going to have to stomach volatility.

  • Think beyond tax while planning your investments Mar 29, 2012 04:16 PM IST

    Think beyond tax while planning your investments

    Many of us are so worried about the tax saving angle that we forget to look beyond it. There are many factors related to investments like its returns, risk, tenure, and periodicity which needs to be considered while planning investments. Financial advisor Raag Vamdatt discusses each of these factors for the better understanding of the investors

  • Infra bonds may no longer be tax-deductible Mar 25, 2012 11:07 AM IST

    Infra bonds may no longer be tax-deductible

    If you were celebrating about some small tax saving gains due to the Union Budget, then you actually need to stop and see whether you will actually end up with some benefits at the end of the day, reckons financial advisor Arnav Pandya.

  • Be alert while investing in Fixed Income Option products Mar 14, 2012 09:25 AM IST

    Be alert while investing in Fixed Income Option products

    A lot of fixed income instruments cause investors trouble in terms of the understanding the maturity and reinvestment and one such is 'Fixed Income Options product'. Financial advisor Arnav Pandya has highlighted the factors to be considered while investing in such product.

  • Demystifying Tax Saving Infrastructure Bonds Feb 22, 2012 12:02 PM IST

    Demystifying Tax Saving Infrastructure Bonds

    March and July are the months to save taxes. So people who are earning usually get very active in these months for the same purpose. There are many viable options to save taxes; one such is investing in 'Tax Saving Infrastructure Bonds'. Read this space to know all about this financial instrument which has gained lot of popularity in recent times.

  • Inflation is down! Where should you invest? Feb 16, 2012 04:42 PM IST

    Inflation is down! Where should you invest?

    In a low inflation rate scenario where the RBI is anticipated to cut interest rates, the question lies is that where should investor invest? Financial advisor Arjun Parthasarathy enlightens on how should an invest act with their fixed income instrument in current market.

  • Are infra bonds the best in fixed income space? Check out Feb 16, 2012 11:32 AM IST

    Are infra bonds the best in fixed income space? Check out

    Fixed income instruments are back in vogue with the interest rates reaching its peak. So what are the options available with the investors to park their money in instrument delivering fixed rate of interest? Read this space to know the wise investment in current markets.

  • Creating a vibrant fixed income portfolio Feb 15, 2012 02:48 PM IST

    Creating a vibrant fixed income portfolio

    While building a portfolio a lot of focus is given to the equity part while a fixed income space relatively receives less attention. This often leaves some gaps in the portfolio. Financial advisor Arnav Pandya lists out various factors that needs to be considered while investing in fixed income instruments.

  • Are you invested for falling interest rates? Jan 16, 2012 03:19 PM IST

    Are you invested for falling interest rates?

    RBI reducing interest rates in the economy can bring down interest rates across fixed income investment classes. Investors should now review their fixed income investments as RBI shifts its policy stance from controlling inflation expectations to bringing about conditions for economic growth, reckons financial advisor Arjun Parthasarathy

  • Why are bonds the true friend in a volatile market? Jan 13, 2012 12:57 PM IST

    Why are bonds the true friend in a volatile market?

    Bonds aren't as complex as they may seem. Despite the numerous titles used to describe them – fixed-income securities, debt instruments, credit securities, etc. – bonds are nothing more than a fancy IOU(I owe you) in which the terms, pay-back date and interest rate are carefully spelled out, as in a legal document.

  • L&T Infrastructure tranche 2 bonds issue to open on Jan 10 Jan 09, 2012 06:26 PM IST

    L&T Infrastructure tranche 2 bonds issue to open on Jan 10

    L&T Infrastructure Finance Company is issuing tranche 2 bonds through a public issue of long term infrastructure bonds with a face value of Rs 1,000 each in the nature of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures having benefits under Section 80CCF of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

  • Tax-saving Infra Bonds: Here's why to go for it NOW Dec 15, 2011 01:13 PM IST

    Tax-saving Infra Bonds: Here's why to go for it NOW

    The interest rates that can be offered on these bonds cannot be more than the yields prevailing on the relevant Govt. securities at the time of issue. As the market interest rates have increased in the last few months, the present issues are offering about 0.25-0.5% more returns than the issues in the recent past.

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