If the realized inflation for next year is closer to the expectations policy makers then won’t be in a hurry to hike interest rates as real rates will be around 1.5% which is reasonable to support economic growth.
Market reaction, in terms of yield level, has been decisively positive
Bond prices are inversely linked to interest rates. When interest rates go up, bond prices fall and vice versa.
Investors who don’t want to be part of this excessive fluctuation in the short term can use debt funds and fixed deposits as investment options.
Keeping money lying idle is not the best thing to do. If you are a risk-averse investor, fixed deposits and liquid MFs are the best options. Here are some tips that can help you decide your investment plans.
If you need liquidity along with steady returns, short-term liquid funds could be a good option, though returns are not guaranteed as in FDs.
The RBI did flag off the risks to inflation, but did not sound alarmist.
RBI bond comes with a rate of interest of 7.75% which is comparable to the interest offered on the small saving schemes such as National Saving Certificate.
Though there is some breathing space in the hands of the investors here in India, it is time to carefully study the broad picture.
One significant global phenomenon at this point of time is that the US is exiting from the ultra-easy monetary policy initiated in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008.
Much to the surprise of the analysts, the RBI chose to raise the H2 FY2018 Consumer Price Index (CPI) path slightly by 10 bps to 4.3%-4.7%, to accommodate upside risks from crude prices, delayed impact of state Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) implementation and a sustained uptick in core inflation.
Bank FDs are one of the safest investment-cum-savings avenue which can help you get 7-9% return annually.
With low foreign ownership of securities and strong fundamentals Indian debt is preferred in the region.
Some moderation in the GDP growth in Q1 FY18 was expected. But the growth rate of 5.7% was a bit of a surprise.
A change in credit rating of a bond changes the yield the bond offers.
FMPs helps investors diversify investments across a portfolio of fixed income instruments.
The main purpose of investing in FDs is to enable individuals to earn a fixed rate of interest during the entire tenure of the deposit.
To make sense of the ‘conundrum’, there is one common factor driving markets: liquidity.
The rate of growth of the saved money (capital) should grow at a rate that is higher than the increase in expenses.
The ICRA rating rationale states that rating for the Basel III compliant Tier I bonds is four notches lower than the Basel III complaint Tier II bonds of the bank as these instruments have the following loss absorption features that make them riskier.
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
An InvITs is a pool of money for investing in infrastructure projects and distribution of the earnings to the unit holders.
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
Till date, no long term instrument rated AAA by CRISIL has ever defaulted. For instruments rated AA, the average 3-year default rate is less than 1 percent, which means if you hold an instrument rated AA+ or AA or AA- for 3 years, on an average, the incidence of default has been less than 1 percent.