2 safe options to earn 7.4%
Bonds & Deposits
PrimeInvestor Research Team

2 safe options to earn 7.4%

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. 

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2 G-Sec bond options to invest right now
Bonds & Deposits
PrimeInvestor Research Team

2 G-Sec bond options to invest right now

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. 

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duplication in debt funds
Strategies
Vidya Bala

How to avoid duplication in debt funds

As a result of having many categories, many of you end up having duplication in debt funds in your portfolio inadvertently – by believing that spreading across different categories, you’re diversifying. However, funds that may be in different categories but not necessarily doing anything different for your portfolio. 

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A privately placed bond with attractive risk-return pay off
Bonds & Deposits
Vidya Bala

Prime Bonds: A privately placed bond with attractive risk-return pay off

Last week, we announced the beginning of our coverage of privately placed bonds. Today, we’re issuing the first of such calls. The private issuance of this unlisted bond was done on March 4, 2022 and it is now available as a secondary sale of privately placed bonds. Our report and recommendation here is on this secondary sale.

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private bond placements
General
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Launching: Our coverage on private bond placements

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.

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Investing in Private placement bonds
General
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Investing in Private placement bonds – the process

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. 

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market correction, 4 things to avoid in the market correction
Strategies
Aarati Krishnan

4 things to avoid in the market correction

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.

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debt investment options
Bonds & Deposits
Vidya Bala

How to choose & use your debt investment options

We have received questions on how to use & choose debt investment options. These questions assume importance in the present changing rate scenario and we thought we should address those questions.

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Conservative hybrid vs equity savings & balanced advantage
Strategies
Bhavana Acharya

Conservative hybrid vs equity savings & balanced advantage – which is the best?

Conservative hybrid vs equity savings & balanced advantage :
Hybrid funds are interesting options – they neither work entirely like equity, nor entirely like debt. And when you add derivatives into the mix, the lines get even more blurred. Conservative hybrid funds have long been used by investors who are looking for debt-plus returns by adding a dash of equity without taking on too much equity risk. But the advent of equity savings and balanced advantage funds has chipped away at the higher-return-for-low-risk bastion that conservative hybrid funds had. 

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What the Budget means for bond investors
General
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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Muthoot Fincorp NCD
Categories
N V Chandrachoodamani

Prime NCD review – Should you invest in Muthoot Fincorp NCD?

Muthoot Fincorp, a non-deposit taking NBFC, registered with RBI, has come up with a public offering of secured non-convertible debentures (NCDs). The issue opens on January 5 and closes on January 28, 2022. Should you invest?

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