Four passive debt funds to invest right now
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Aarati Krishnan

Four passive debt funds to invest right now

Not so long ago, if debt investors in India wanted to get a 7% plus return, they had to go to post office schemes with (poor service and) a long lock-in period like the PPF or GOI Floating Rate Savings Bonds with a 7-year lock-in period. These options, apart from the difficulty of accessing them, required investors to sacrifice liquidity for returns. 

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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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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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GSec/SDL Recommendation: Two SDL bond opportunities to lock into RIGHT NOW

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.

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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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Aarati Krishnan

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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Aarati Krishnan

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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