debt options
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Five high-rate debt options to lock into

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Therefore, Indian fixed income investors may need to brace for a further plunge in interest rates in the coming months. • With rates cuts likely, lock into the options mentioned here, before March 31, 2020.

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AT1 bonds
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

What they didn’t tell you about AT1 bonds (perpetual bonds)

RBI’s rescue package for Yes Bank, which will see SBI infusing capital into the bank to pick up 49 % of its equity, offers a breather to its depositors and shareholders. But one class of stakeholders who are set to take a comprehensive haircut valued at Rs 10,800 crore despite the bailout, are the holders of Additional Tier 1 (AT1) bonds in the bank.

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risk-reward
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Three small finance bank deposits to invest in

Small finance banks (SFBs) offer more lucrative deposit rates and are well-regulated by RBI too (unlike co-operative banks). So, do they make for a better alternative?

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Higher interest
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Can you get high returns with a government guarantee? You can, with this debt instrument.

Debt investors looking for a safe parking ground for their long-term money are facing a drought of good options today. Under the circumstances, there is one less-known option that offers the combination of higher-than-market interest rates with complete safety of principal.

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Higher rate, higher risk?
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Should you buy Shriram Transport Finance NCDs?

The interest rates offered are attractive relative to yields prevailing in the market Risks stem from company’s elevated NPAs because of CV market downturn, which can be prolonged Company’s four decade record across cycles lends comfort Go for the three-year payout option, but only if you have high risk appetite. Shriram Transport Finance, a deposit-taking

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ETF 
Bonds & Deposits
Vidya Bala

Bharat Bond ETF – facts to know before you invest

The Bharat Bond ETF will open on December 12 and close on the 20th. Most of you would have read about the ETF in the news. PrimeInvestor had briefly covered it last week, where we discussed the emergence of a new class of debt ETF. With all the details about the Bharat Bond ETF now out, let us move to specifics about the Bharat Bond ETF from Edelweiss AMC.

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Interest rates - up or down?
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Are we at rock-bottom on interest rates?

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to defy all expectations to hold its repo rates at 5.15 per cent yesterday, a sigh of relief must have gone around retirees and fixed deposit investors. But as the MPC has kept the door open for further cuts by signalling an ‘accommodative stance’, they must be wondering – “Is this rock-bottom for interest rates? How much lower can they go?”

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Safety 
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

What we look for in FDs – The PrimeInvestor approach

“Is my fixed deposit with so-and-so company safe?” This query is cropping up often, after the recent default on fixed deposit repayments by Dewan Housing Finance Limited and RBI’s strictures on PMC Bank.

At PrimeInvestor, our approach to curating a list of fixed deposits is to put safety far ahead of return considerations. Here’s the approach we use to choose our recommended list of FDs.

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NCDs
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Six must-know facts about NCDs

Public offers of NCDs (Non-Convertible Debentures) from Non-Banking Finance Companies and Housing Finance Companies have been quite a hit with retail investors lately, with the lure of double-digit returns for investors willing to lock in for 5 to 10 years. But with DHFL defaulting on its NCD dues and now proposing that investors forego their

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