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How Market Linked Debentures (MLDs) Work

Imagine that a bank told you their fixed deposits will pay based on the weather. If it’s sunny on your maturity date, you get 8%. If it’s cloudy, ...
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Mutual Funds Can’t Easily Hold AT1 Bonds, Says SEBI

SEBI has now regulated debt mutual funds in ways that will change how debt funds operate. A quick synopsis: Funds cannot easily buy AT1 (Additional Tier 1) ...
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FDs suck. What next? Exploring alternatives to Fixed Deposits

Historically, this is the worst time to invest in Fixed Deposits. The yields are crazy & do not beat inflation. At the same time we shouldn’t compromise on ...
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The RBI Buys Gold, Buys US Dollars But Refuses to Help the Indian Government: From The Annual Report

The RBI has been hailed as an excellent regulator, but it's indeed disappointing that it chooses to fatten itself up at the cost of the Indian public and ...
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What’s with the high yields in corporate bonds? And will they last?

There’s a “high yield” market in India. Some of it is of shady companies. But some of it is for reasonable good corporates, whose bonds are ...
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Podcast: Should The Indian Government Borrow From Abroad? (Episode-9)

‘About 40% of all the of money that you’re paying as tax is going not to build infrastructure, not to feed the hungry, not to pay farmers for food! ...
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Bonds: The Real Estate Trust and Infrastructure Trust as Fixed Income Investments

This is Part 5 of our bond series. The first four are An Introduction to Bonds The Interest Rate Future Preference Shares As A Hybrid Instrument Sovereign Gold ...
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Sovereign Gold Bonds : The Better Gold Than Actual Gold (Premium)

This is Part 4 of our bond series. The first three are An Introduction to Bonds The Interest Rate Future Preference Shares As A Hybrid Instrument For long Gold ...
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Video: On Bonds, the ZEE , DHFL and IL&FS Crisis at TC2019

I was at Traders’ Carnival TC2019 at Noida, and I spoke on the Zee and DHFL issues, along with the IL&FS crisis. Also in it is a primer on bonds: ...

Bond Baba: How To Build a High Yield Bond Portfolio Using Retail Bonds in Crazy Times

Bond Baba’s been hyperactive. Because things in the bond market are berserk. Yields have gone up so much you sometimes wonder why we should even bother ...
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