India’s market interest rates have been rising very swiftly after the recent mid-cycle rate hike by the RBI. In our earlier analysis we had highlighted that bonds issued by the Central and State governments should now be your first choice as and when primary auctions crop up, as they offer the best combination of low risks with high yields currently.
About 10 days ago, we alerted you about the upcoming opportunities you will have in the bond market as we move up the rate cycle. Today, we are recommending 2 government securities (G-secs) that are out as auction in the RBI Retail Direct portal. You might want to check if your brokerage has the option to buy these.
Prime Portfolios are a set of 19 unique portfolios that meet over 30 different investor timeframes and needs. Prime Portfolios are listed under Ready-to-use-portfolios in the Recommendations menu dropdown. These portfolios primarily use mutual funds, but where there are better-suited products such as deposits or government schemes, the portfolios include those too.
If there’s one trend that equity funds don’t seem to be shaking off soon, it is the performance divergence. Over the past few review cycles, we have been highlighting how up-and-coming funds have soared well past the earlier steady performers. Taking stock of the underperformers, the nature of market movements, and returns we have made some key changes to our equity funds in this review cycle.
This is an update on a stock that is in our Buy list, owing to recent developments.
Private bond placements take place when a company wants to raise debt from the market, but doesn’t offer this to the investing public at large. Instead, the investment bankers offer such bonds to a private group of investors.
PhillipCapital (India) will enable the execution of investing in private placement bonds we recommend. You will, therefore, be investing in these bonds using the PhillipCapital platform. You will hold the bonds yourself in your demat account.
Beginning now, we will be issuing recommendations on opportunities arising in primary government bond issues to Growth subscribers. These recommendations will be both central govt bonds (called G-Secs) and state development loans (SDLs) and if opportunities are attractive – treasury bills as well.
SDLs are State government borrowings. Each State has a limit up to which it can borrow. The coupon that each bond carries depends on the State’s finances and of course, the prevailing interest rate cycle. SDL issues are managed by the Reserve Bank.
Budget 2022 has no sops to offer you! And worse, worse, the Government has proposed to tax your newfound love – cryptocurrencies and other forms of digital assets. Let us look at some of the key highlights on the personal finance tax.