Sep 17, 2012 07:26 PM IST
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.
- Sep 01, 2012 05:07 PM IST
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.
- Jul 20, 2012 06:55 PM IST
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.
- Jun 26, 2012 04:07 PM IST
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.
- Jun 21, 2012 11:57 AM IST
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.
- Jun 05, 2012 12:04 PM IST
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.
- May 24, 2012 12:16 PM IST
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.
- May 22, 2012 11:10 AM IST
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.
- May 17, 2012 06:34 PM IST
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.
- May 11, 2012 11:04 AM IST
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.
- Apr 02, 2012 04:11 PM IST
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.
- Mar 29, 2012 04:16 PM IST
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
- Mar 25, 2012 11:07 AM IST
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.
- Mar 14, 2012 09:25 AM IST
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.
- Feb 22, 2012 12:02 PM IST
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.
- Feb 16, 2012 04:42 PM IST
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.
- Feb 16, 2012 11:32 AM IST
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.
- Feb 15, 2012 02:48 PM IST
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.
- Jan 16, 2012 03:19 PM IST
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
- Jan 13, 2012 12:57 PM IST
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.
- Jan 09, 2012 06:26 PM IST
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.
- Dec 15, 2011 01:13 PM IST
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.