What the Budget means for bond investors
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Aarati Krishnan

What the Budget means for bond investors

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.

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silver ETFs
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Do you really need silver ETFs in your portfolio?

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.  

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Prime Equity Outlook 2022
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Aarati Krishnan

Prime Equity Outlook 2022

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. 

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Prime Debt outlook 2022
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Prime Debt outlook 2022 – Interesting times ahead for debt investors

So what’s ahead for the prime debt outlook 2022? Do we expect rates to now sidle sideways or to continue their climb? Though the onset of Omicron may see the MPC continue to make dovish noises and delay repo rate hikes as much as it can, we think that market interest rates will continue to climb in 2022 irrespective of whether or not MPC acts.

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Gilt vs debt mutual funds
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Gilt vs debt mutual funds: which one scores?

Gilt vs debt mutual funds: which one scores? Here we compare the direct g-sec option to the mutual fund route to tell you how and when direct g-secs can add value to your portfolio.

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Retail Direct, RBI Retail Direct
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5 steps to buy g-secs on the RBI Retail Direct platform

RBI’s new Retail Direct platform which was flagged off in November, offers retail investors a chance to participate in the primary market auctions of Central government and State government securities that the RBI conducts. 

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IPO action
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Fund review: For a bite of the IPO action

India’s IPO market has been throwing up many money-making opportunities lately. But for retail investors trying to get in on a piece of the action, bidding in IPOs is a frustrating exercise. But if you’re set on investing in IPOs, here’s a workaround through the mutual fund route.

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de-risk your equity funds, de-risk
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Aarati Krishnan

5 ways to de-risk your equity funds, without cashing out

one good way to de-risk your equity fund portfolio from a market fall would be to switch from funds following a momentum style of investing to those following a value or contrarian style or funds with a value-oriented approach. Value funds typically buy fundamentally sound companies that trade at a discount to their intrinsic value in the markets.

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FSN E-Commerce Ventures
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IPO Review: FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa)

FSN E-commerce Ventures, which operates e-commerce platforms in the beauty and fashion spaces under the brand name Nykaa, is launching a Rs 5,350 crore IPO that comprises a fresh issue of shares of Rs 630 crore and an offer for sale of Rs 4,720 crore.

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Changes in our FD strategy and new FD recommendations
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Changes in our FD strategy and new FD recommendations

“When facts change, it is best to change your mind.” It is not clear if this pragmatic statement was made by John Maynard Keynes or Winston Churchill. But it definitely applies to the world of investing where one needs to scout for the best opportunities after factoring in constantly changing asset prices, interest rates, macroeconomic conditions and regulations.

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SDL bond opportunity
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How to play the SDL bond opportunity?

How to play the SDL bond opportunity?
It’s not an easy life for fixed income investors looking to earn decent yields today. With RBI regularly mopping up government securities through its G-SAP programme and also reining in yields on new issues, the 10-year government security has been caught in a range of 5.8 to 6.3 per cent for the last one year, despite elevated inflation. 

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InvIT option for income seekers
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Prime Recommendation: A high-yielding InvIT option for income seekers

Indian investors looking for a high yielding InvIT option for income seekers with relative safety have very limited choices today. Infrastructure Investment Trusts or InvITs, which are a halfway house between stocks and bonds, offer such investors a shot at earning higher yields without high risk to their capital. 

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