What Are High-Yield Bonds?
Bonds are debt instruments where the issuing entities promise to pay the investor a specific amount of interest over the tenure of the bond and return the principal amount at the end of it. In high yield bonds the interest rates are higher than other fixed income instruments with similar tenure. As the risk factor […]
What are Government Bonds? How to invest in Government Bonds Online
Introduction In a buffet of debt investments, while the humble Government Bonds may not rank as the most enticing dish in comparison to other investment options, the foundation it can provide your investments is unparalleled. It wouldn’t be farfetched to say that in most countries, these government securities play an essential function in the entire […]
How To invest in Bonds
Introduction Investing in Bonds is quite simple, convenient and isn’t as complicated as you may imagine. Gone are the days you would have to reach out to your broker or financial advisor to buy a bond and work on tedious paper heavy process to make your investments in bonds. In this blog you will learn […]
Online Bond Yield Calculator – Simplifying Bond Yield and Bond Price
On investments in general, financial returns are expressed on per annum or per year basis. Simply put if you invest INR 100 and make INR 10 in one year, then your return is 10%. But if you make the same INR 10 in 2 years, then your return is just 10÷2 = 5%. Bonds typically […]
Bank Bonds – Bank Tier2 Bonds – Bank AT1 Bonds
What are Bank Bonds? Banks execute the critical function of lending to institutions and individuals to facilitate cash flow within the financial system. To maintain liquidity, they need large amounts of capital. One way of raising money is through issuing bank bonds in India. Banks are governed by strict and sound regulations under The Banking […]
What are 54EC Bonds or Capital Gain Bonds
What are 54EC Bonds or Capital Gain Bonds 54EC or Capital Gain Bonds are investments in bonds that help you save tax. Capital Gain Bonds have been designed specifically to encourage people to invest in long-term infrastructure projects led by government-owned PSUs and in return offer investors a tax saving mechanism. The name is derived […]
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Budget 2022-23 – Key Takeaways
Key Highlights of the Budget for FY 2022-23: GDP growth expected at 9.2 % in the current fiscal FY2021-22. Focus on four pillars of development — PM Gatishakti, inclusive development, productivity enhancement, energy transition climate action and Financing of investments. Significant boost to the capex spending at Rs 7.5 lakh crore in FY23, an increase […]
Aug’21 -RBI Policy Highlights
The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) conducted its 3rd bi-monthly monetary policy meeting for FY21-22 from 4-6, August 2021. On the basis of an assessment of the evolving macroeconomic situation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting today decided to: Keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4.0%. Accordingly, the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and […]
Apr’21 RBI Policy Highlights
The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) conducted its 1st bi-monthly monetary policy meeting for FY2021-22 from April 5-7, 2021. On the basis of an assessment of the evolving macroeconomic situation, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting today decided to: Keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4.0%; Accordingly, the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the […]
Budget 2021-22 – Key Takeaways and Analysis
Fiscal Deficit In the Union Budget, the government revised its ﬁscal deﬁcit targets signiﬁcantly upwards for FY2020-21 and FY2021-22 citing severe stress on its ﬁnances on account of the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the economic growth and with a view to supporting economic output. The details of the revenues, expenditures and ﬁscal deﬁcit […]
Feb’21 RBI Policy Highlights
The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) conducted its 5th bi-monthly monetary policy meeting from February 3-5, 2021 The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) at its meeting today decided to: Keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 4.0% Accordingly, the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate stand unchanged at 4.25% The reverse repo rate under the LAF stands […]
Watch our Videos to Learn more about Fixed Income
Bonds are a financial investment instrument that gives us stable returns and a great way to efficiently diversify your portfolio. In this video, you will learn the simple basics of what is a bond and how you earn from it, illustrated with example for easy understanding.
Choosing the right bonds to match your investment objectives is important. The video will guide you in deciding those objectives and also explain features of a bond like coupon rate, yield to maturity, credit ratings etc that are essential to know.
Investing in Fixed Deposits (FDs) is a lazy choice. Bonds are safe and can help you gain higher returns. Watch this video to learn more about how bonds are a much better and smarter investment option than FDs.
Gold investment is made much easier through Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB). Learn about the features of SGB why they are a better investment option than physical gold.