What do the debt markets have in store in the new year and how can you make the most of it – Find out in this debt outlook for 2024.
With yields for the Muthoot Fincorp NCD ranging from 9.26% to 9.75%, find out if you should go for it.
Muthoot Finance, a non-deposit taking NBFC, registered with RBI, has come up with a public offering of secured NCDs for an amount aggregating to Rs.100 crore. Find out if you should go for it.
Lofty return expectations can set you up for some rude shocks! Find out how to set your return expectations right in this article.
Can funds investing in US Treasury replicate the success of funds that invest in US stocks? Delve into this question to arrive at the answer to whether funds investing in US Government bonds should find a place in your portfolio.
Long term rates have spiked again and so, in this Prime debt strategy, we tell you which opportunities you should be locking into.
We are adding this secured, listed NCD with attractive yields that compensate for the risk which is also mitigated by other factors.
Apart from the fund manager’s skill, a hidden factor that explains such return differences is the investment styles in which each fund is managed. Right now, many of the funds that have managed to top the charts with a 16% return are value-style funds, while the laggards are growth-oriented ones.
With capital gains on debt fund investments now subject to short-term capital gains tax irrespective of holding period, other debt instruments have become quite competitive with debt mutual funds.
Debt investors have been so starved of good returns lately, that any return above 7% now seems like a grand prize. This is why, after the government recently announced an interest rate of 7.7% per annum on National Savings Certificates (NSC) for the April-June 2023 quarter, there was much jubilation. Apart from warranting a fresh look at the NSC itself, this rate hike promises to significantly lift returns on a Central government-backed instrument – GOI Floating Rate Savings Bonds 2020 (GOI FRSB).
The recent furore surrounding the failure of Silicon Valley Bank in the US has exposed that while banking is a favourite sector with stock market investors, the fragility of the banking business is far from well-understood. Banks are held up as the engines of economic growth. Whichever sector grows, the banking sector ultimately gains. Banks are also accorded a higher valuation than most sectors during bull phases. In good times, banks made up a 40% plus weight in our leading stock market indices.