India Bonds: Lower inflation to enthuse investors

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut its policy rate by 35 basis points to 5.40% on August 7 2019 and has cut the rate by a total of 110 basis points this year following cuts in February, April and June. It was a pleasant surprise for the bond market that was expecting a 25 basis points cut, with an

India Bonds: RBI rate cut decision to help govt bonds, boost economic growth

Global and domestic growth inflation expectations have been benign and global central banks have been easing interest rates to support economic growth. Risks of rising trade wars and recent weakening of currencies have led to financial stability concerns.

Stick to sovereign, low-risk India bonds for predictable returns

The bond market in India is under stress since last September, and it may be prudent for investors – both NRIs and domestic, to avoid investment in corporate bonds or corporate bond funds at the present juncture.

Understanding the “risk free” bond market in India

The bond market in India is quite vibrant, particularly for sovereign bonds. And, in order to be an informed investor either in the market directly or through the mutual fund route, one must have clarity on some of the basic structure and terminology of the Indian market.

Debt mutual funds gain after India budget

The Indian government’s latest budget has laid the roadmap for a deeper and wider bond market in India. The initial documentation and process of investment by Non-Resident Indians will also be much easier in the days to come, as highlighted by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Budget docu

Bond-ing with India: Investing directly or through mutual funds

Indian stock market indices (NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex) are near all-time highs and economic growth has declined significantly, and thus going forward the expectations are low for high returns in the stock market.

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