Tag: bonds

Mutual fund houses reiterate the appeal of 5-7 yr ‘sweet spot’

In their reactions to the RBI’s monetary policy announced on Wednesday, mutual fund houses have reiterated their positive stance on debt funds investing in five-seven...

Bonds versus stocks: An alternative to ‘no alternative’: How bonds snuck up on stocks

By Katie Greifeld and Vildana Hajric A common narrative in markets is that with global rates so low, equities are the only game in town...

This bond market selloff is very different from 2013 taper tantrum

The jump in global bond yields this past month has drawn many analogies to the so-called taper tantrum of 2013, a market upheaval triggered by comments from then-Federal Reserve...

Why Das should heed Buffett on bond yields

While Buffett sounds downbeat, Shaktikanta Das, India’s central bank governor, is optimistic. He has reminded the bond market that the yield curve is a public...

Indian corporate bond market can double to ₹65-70 lakh cr by March 2025: Crisil

MUMBAI : The supply of corporate bonds in the domestic market is expected to double to ₹65-70 lakh crore by fiscal 2025 with the financial...

Global bonds are suffering the worst start to a year since 2013

US investors return Tuesday from the Presidents’ Day holiday to find the reflation trade in full force and global bond markets in retreat. How bad...

Value investing’s rebound is a question of when, not if

By Nir Kaissar In the previous two columns, I showed why value’s losing streak to growth since around 2007 is among the worst, if not...

Vaccine bonds: Vaccine bond sales to soar to fund Covid-19 shots for poor countries

By Karin Strohecker and Tommy Wilkes LONDON: Socially conscious bond investors will be targeted in a coming wave of vaccine bond deals that will seek...

Corporate bond risk back to pre-Covid levels: Report

MUMBAI: Spreads on corporate bonds over government securities of similar tenure has declined to pre-Covid levels by the end of September, according to ratings firm...

India’s corp bond market is finally drawing interest

India’s government bond market has remained shallow while the corporate bond market has been restrictive to participants. Several committees have tried to look at policy...

Junk bonds may not find takers for now

More than two months after the coronavirus pandemic shut all economic activity, offshore bond markets have begun opening up for Indian issuers, but junk bond...

Sebi move to allow defaulted debt trading a boost for MFs

The market regulator’s new framework, which facilitates trading in defaulted debt, is likely to create a distressed bond market in India, industry experts said, potentially...

What you need to know about the 7.15% floating-rate bonds

We give you the details of these bonds and tell you whether or not it makes sense to buy them. Features of the bond The...

Govt to issue floating-rate bonds at 7.15%; should you subscribe?

After withdrawing the popular 7.75% (taxable) bonds on 28 May, the government has announced the launch of a new series of bonds with an interest...

RBI stops 7.75% savings bonds: here are the alternatives

According to Nithin Sasikumar, co-founder of Investography, a financial planning firm, a surge in demand for this relatively high-interest paying instrument due to cuts in...

Debt fund crisis: Sebi asks funds to give info on holdings in all unlisted bonds

Mumbai: The Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked mutual funds (MFs) to share information of all holdings in unlisted bonds — securities...

ril: RIL plans to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore via bonds

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is in talks with banks to raise as much as ₹10,000 crore in a bond sale this week, equivalent to...