Not so long ago, if debt investors in India wanted to get a 7% plus return, they had to go to post office schemes with (poor service and) a long lock-in period like the PPF or GOI Floating Rate Savings Bonds with a 7-year lock-in period. These options, apart from the difficulty of accessing them, required investors to sacrifice liquidity for returns.
The Indian government, deciding to take its chances with market moods, has launched the long-awaited IPO of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). This is entirely an offer for sale by the government to offload 3.5% of its holdings (2.21 crore shares) to the public, at an offer price band of Rs 902-949. LIC will not receive any proceeds from the sale. Retail bidders will get a Rs 45 discount while LIC’s policyholders will get a Rs 60 discount.
Indian debt investors have been handed a raw deal in the last three years. Though inflation has been rising and market interest rates edging up, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) were doing their level-best to keep a lid on interest rates, to protect borrowers in a Covid-hit economy.
When good quality businesses get beaten down in the markets, unexpected corporate actions and events sometimes act as a trigger to their re-rating. Is the HDFC merger with HDFC Bank a positive?
Here’s an explainer to demystify the barbells, ladders and roll-downs that are in vogue now. Right now, debt manager views are liberally sprinkled with terms that remind you of your morning workout.
Tax Loss harvesting is the practice of selling a stock or mutual fund that trades below your buy price, so that you can convert the notional losses you see on paper into real losses. While this may sound like a strange thing to do, smart investors do it to save on tax outgo.
This women’s day, we decided to urge women to be more money-minded, by sharing the lessons that we’ve personally learnt from managing our own money for the last 15-20 years. If you missed our Twitter Spaces on why women should be money-minded, here are the key takeaways.
Here are 4 practical tips on what not to do during a market correction and to navigate the rough road ahead. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has added fuel to simmering commodity prices and stoked fears about Fed rate hikes. Therefore, Indian stock markets seem to be correcting in the right earnest.
HDFC Life Sanchay Plus is a non-linked, non-participating plan, which means that your returns from it are not dependent on the market or HDFC Life’s performance. You will be paid the promised return irrespective of both. The plan carries a life insurance component along with a return component.
With the Budget done and dusted, most commentators have pronounced that it is a good Budget for stock markets but an awful one for bond markets. But in our view, whether you – as a bond investor – should celebrate or mourn post-Budget, will depend on your present portfolio allocation to bonds and the kind of bonds you own. Here’s how the budget affects your bond investments.
These Silver ETFs intend to invest at least 95% of their assets in silver of 99.9% purity. They will benchmark themselves to the daily silver ‘fixing’ – a benchmark price published by the London Bullion Market Association, translated into Rupees.
Prime Equity Outlook 2022
It’s a little difficult to be optimistic about the year ahead when news headlines and social media debates are all about Covid counts and the mysterious symptoms of Omicron (or is it Deltacron?). Indeed, as we write this, two-thirds of PrimeInvestor’s tiny team has also been struck down by Covid-ish symptoms.