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Chart: Foreign Investors Exit Government Debt In A Hurry, Sell 33,000 cr. In A Month

Foreign Investors loved Indian government debt for a long time. But recently, that love has gone away. After Trump and Demonetization they have sold over Rs. ...
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Bond Markets Crash, Failure of Bond Auction Today is Likely Again

There’s some serious damage in the bond market in the last few days. We posted (in Premium) that Banks are likely to lose 10,000 cr. on just the extra ...

Government Buys Back Only May 2014 Bonds

The government has repurchased bonds worth 10,590 cr. and all of the accepted ones are the 6.07% that is maturing in May 2014. I had mentioned the repayment ...

Inflation Indexed Securities: Buy if at Lower Tax Slabs

  Yes, you can now buy Inflation Protected Securities. RBI has announced that these bonds will be available for purchase between Dec 23 and Dec 31, 2013. ...

The Marginal Standing Facility

In an attempt to unravel what’s happening with liquidity in India, let me explain a new concept called the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF). When you deposit ...

Gilt yields go to 6.48%, a new low [on Price]

The 10 year, 2018 bond ended at a yield of 6.48%, which is a new recent low in the price (111.6). Reasons, they say, is that the government needs to ...

Gilt yields fall off the floor, prices near all time highs

I’ve been tracking the RBI’s Negotiated Dealing System all day today and it’s unbelievable. All G-Secs have risen HUGELY in price, from ...

Gilt Funds: An update

After I first wrote a post about buying Gilt funds, I went through a harrowing experience with Sharekhan + Franklin Templeton, which resulted in my money being ...