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  • Despite government’s U-Turn on small saving interest rates, don’t rush for PPF before April 5 Apr 02, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Despite government’s U-Turn on small saving interest rates, don’t rush for PPF before April 5

    Many investors invest entire lumpsum in PPF between April 1-4 because of the way interest is calculated. But a closer look at this strategy reveals it does not make much difference.

  • The government’s U-Turn on small savings interest rates: Should you continue with small saving schemes? Apr 02, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    The government’s U-Turn on small savings interest rates: Should you continue with small saving schemes?

    By reversing the rate cut in small savings, investors have got a relief. That doesn’t mean you should rush for them rightaway. Allocate your investments across asset classes and use small saving schemes, smartly, especially NSC and Postal Time deposits.

  • Explained: Government bond yields and impact on equity markets Mar 07, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Explained: Government bond yields and impact on equity markets

    One of the ingredients of equity valuation is the cost of capital which is directly linked to government bond yields. So if the bond yields rise, the implied cost of capital increases.

  • Coming soon: Retail investors can directly invest in government securities with RBI Feb 05, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Coming soon: Retail investors can directly invest in government securities with RBI

    After lukewarm response to its earlier scheme to allow small investors to invest in government securities through stock exchanges, the RBI now allows direct investments.

  • Liquid funds see outflows at end of each quarter Jan 01, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Liquid funds see outflows at end of each quarter

  • Continuity of 'Accommodative' stance by RBI bodes well for fixed income investment: Lakshmi Iyer of Kotak AMC Dec 05, 2020 08:55 AM IST

    Continuity of 'Accommodative' stance by RBI bodes well for fixed income investment: Lakshmi Iyer of Kotak AMC

    The ingredients are just the right mix for investors to stay invested across fixed income strategies – as “carry” assumes significance over “capital gains”.

  • Investing for short-term is tricky; Here's why Oct 05, 2020 09:28 AM IST

    Investing for short-term is tricky; Here's why

    You have to align your investment plans with your financial goals.

  • Attractive fixed income options amid falling interest rates Aug 25, 2020 10:13 AM IST

    Attractive fixed income options amid falling interest rates

    The interest rate on small savings schemes are not reduced as frequently as they are supposed to be

  • 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).

  • COVID crisis: How modern monetary theory impacts your investments Jun 11, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    COVID crisis: How modern monetary theory impacts your investments

    Large-scale bond buying by central banks will lead to global bond yields trading at lower levels

  • Bull or bear market: ‘Maximising returns’ may no longer be retail investor's mantra Apr 28, 2020 01:38 PM IST

    Bull or bear market: ‘Maximising returns’ may no longer be retail investor's mantra

    Maximising returns may no longer be the guiding principle, with the focus more on protecting capital with reasonable returns whether in equity or debt markets, say experts

  • Road to wealth creation: An unusual portfolio approach to deal with coronavirus Mar 03, 2020 11:04 AM IST

    Road to wealth creation: An unusual portfolio approach to deal with coronavirus

    Equity markets, in the long run, are a proxy for human ingenuity and innovation. As long as you believe in this core premise— the simple answer remains ‘this too shall pass’!

  • Gold, fixed-income wrap 2019: Yellow metal's prices zoom, long-term bonds deliver Dec 18, 2019 08:50 AM IST

    Gold, fixed-income wrap 2019: Yellow metal's prices zoom, long-term bonds deliver

    Investors’ confidence is coming back, especially in the second half of the CY2019

  • Bharat Bond ETF can help low-risk investors diversify with 10-20% allocation Dec 11, 2019 02:02 PM IST

    Bharat Bond ETF can help low-risk investors diversify with 10-20% allocation

    Bharat Bond ETF will help in diversification of investors’ portfolios as the ETF will only invest in bonds issued by select PSUs

  • The NCD wave: Surf for high-return bets, but stay anchored to quality offers Aug 11, 2019 07:46 PM IST

    The NCD wave: Surf for high-return bets, but stay anchored to quality offers

    Experts advise investing only in select names, given the elevated risks relating to the deteriorating credit environment and tight liquidity scenario being faced by NBFCs.

  • Should you revisit your bond portfolio after RBI cut the rate for second time in a row? Apr 10, 2019 12:22 PM IST

    Should you revisit your bond portfolio after RBI cut the rate for second time in a row?

    Bond fund investors should pick a scheme with a duration mandate that is in line with the time frame the investor intends to hold his investments

  • NRIs will soon be able to invest in Indian government securities Apr 04, 2019 03:36 PM IST

    NRIs will soon be able to invest in Indian government securities

    The success of this initiative will depend on the extent of operational flexibility, awareness among investors and liquidity in G-Sec markets among other factors.

  • L&T Finance, SCUF, Muthoot Homefin, Magma Fincorp NCDs to open soon; know about them Apr 03, 2019 12:05 PM IST

    L&T Finance, SCUF, Muthoot Homefin, Magma Fincorp NCDs to open soon; know about them

    After the IL&FS debacle, NBFCs have chosen to raise money through NCDs.

  • Explainer | Why you should focus on residual maturity of fixed income investments Mar 05, 2019 08:37 AM IST

    Explainer | Why you should focus on residual maturity of fixed income investments

    Residual maturity is the time pending for the bond’s maturity.

  • Does interest rate increase make EPF an attractive investment option? Feb 21, 2019 07:27 PM IST

    Does interest rate increase make EPF an attractive investment option?

    Investments in employees provident fund earn a higher rate of interest than bank fixed deposits and also taxfree interest.

  • NBFC debentures plummet: Here are a few lessons for investors Feb 21, 2019 10:13 AM IST

    NBFC debentures plummet: Here are a few lessons for investors

    Retail investors should invest in the top notch names such as HDFC, LIC Housing Finance or the bonds issued by central government undertakings since there is a little credit risk, says Vikram Dalal, Founder of Synergee Capital Services

  • Crorepati portfolio: Here’s how you could turn Rs 10,000 monthly SIP into Rs 1 crore Jan 01, 2019 09:47 AM IST

    Crorepati portfolio: Here’s how you could turn Rs 10,000 monthly SIP into Rs 1 crore

    To grow the lump-sum investment of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore, it will take approx 20 years assuming an average portfolio return of 12 percent.

  • Interest rates may have peaked and could fall - should you invest in debt funds now? Dec 24, 2018 09:37 AM IST

    Interest rates may have peaked and could fall - should you invest in debt funds now?

    If interest rates fall, prices of debt securities rise.

  • 2018 year in review: Gold makes a comeback, fixed income investments in focus Dec 19, 2018 08:21 AM IST

    2018 year in review: Gold makes a comeback, fixed income investments in focus

    After years of volatility, gold makes a comeback, fixed income investors look ahead

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