One of the intriguing things about Indian Union Budget presentations is that tweaks to the tax laws that get just a half-a-minute mention in the budget speech often pack a big punch for taxpayers. This year, the move that fits this description is the Centre’s decision to offer a new friendlier tax regime .
Debt investors looking for a safe parking ground for their long-term money are facing a drought of good options today. Under the circumstances, there is one less-known option that offers the combination of higher-than-market interest rates with complete safety of principal.
The Indian debt market threw up multiple money-making opportunities for investors in 2019. 2020 though, is likely to prove far more challenging. Interest rates are likely to halt their steady slide over the last five years to display more volatility this year. The compensation for taking on credit risks is likely to shrink
The market is at a new high. Should I invest a lumpsum in equities today? To answer this question, savvy investors look at the Nifty50’s PE ratio published by the exchange. But before making such drastic decisions based on this lone indicator, it is important to dig deeper into the Nifty50’s published PE.
The over 92,000 staffers who have opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) from BSNL and MTNL are now faced with the challenging task of finding a safe parking ground for their money while making sure it earns reasonable income in a low interest rate environment. They need to factor in liquidity and tax efficiency too. If you’re a VRS optee, don’t worry. Here’s a list of attractive investment options, ranked in the order of their safety.