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Lockdown Day 1: Why have Liquid Funds Lost Money?

We’re going to write a small piece for you every single day of the Covid Lockdown. Stay safe and read it at home. We’ll try to keep it simple, ...
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Bond Baba gets a desk

If you have been a frequent visitor to Capitalmind, you already know we like bonds. Low volatility relative to stocks, a variety of term structures to  match ...
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Bond Baba Series: An Introduction to Bonds

In this post, we discuss the different sorts of bonds available in the market and the risks associated with them. We also explain why bonds shouldn't be ...
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The Risk in Debt Funds Surfaces as JSPL Gets Downgraded Yet Again

After reporting a Rs. 550 cr. loss in December, Jindal Steel and Power Limited has seen a downgrade in its bond rating by Crisil. They were moved from BBB+ to ...

JP Morgan AMC Takes A Big Hit on Two Short Term Debt Funds – The Sword of Potential Default in Amtek Auto?

Remember Amtek Auto? That company that fell big time on the exchanges and the official excuse was that it was taken out of the F&O category? Well, ...

Crazy Debt Levels and Falling Stock Prices – A Double Whammy For Lenders

In a very smart piece, Value Research shows us how crazy our debt levels have gone. Here’s a good list:  (Thanks @b50) Lanco, for instance, is run ...

Foreign Investors Pump In 44,000 cr. in Indian Markets in 2015

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) continue to buy Indian stocks and debt like they’re going out of fashion. In the first 45 days of 2015, they have ...

NBFCs Get DRR Relief By Half, But Must Still Put 15% into G-Secs

We’ve mentioned before how NBFCs were hampered by the new Companies Act, 2013. The act, applicable from April 1, 2014, required NBFCs to keep 50% of all ...

FIIs Resume Buying into Indian Rupee Debt

We all know that FIIs have been buying equities like crazy. How have they been doing on the debt front? We take a deeper look into their recent activity in ...

RBI Policy: FIIs Can’t Buy T-Bills Anymore

So RBI hates short term FII flows. It has first restricted commercial paper (which is corporate borrowing of less than 1 year) ownership by FIIs to only Rs. ...