Investments Articles

Interest rate
April 3, 2020
Distraught by interest cut in small savings? You can invest in GoI bonds which offer 7.75% interest

The government has announced 70-140 basis point reduction in interest rates on small-saving schemes including NSC, PPF and SCSS

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small savings
April 1, 2020
Govt cuts small saving scheme, PPF interest drastically for April-June quarter

The sharpest cuts were seen in 1,2,3-yr time deposits, recurring deposits; Senior Citizen scheme to get 7.4%, PPF to fetch 7.1%, MIS to get 6.6%

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IDBI healthcare fund
March 27, 2020
Coronavirus effect: Is ‘pharma, healthcare diagnostics’ the next big bull theme for Indian markets?

Pharma, healthcare and diagnostics had 5.66% allocation in diversified MF portfolios; the 5th highest sectoral allocation behind banks & finance, software, consumer non durables and petroleum products

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Portfolio Volatility
March 25, 2020
Are you worried about coronavirus meltdown on your portfolio? We help you think through this

With markets losing about 35-40% over the last 2 months, your portfolio must be gasping for breath. We tell you how to gain sanity in this mad world of volatility

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small and mid cap stocks
March 13, 2020
What stocks to add or not to add in a coronavirus impacted portfolio

We look at the impact of China angle, supply chain disruptions, crude oil impact and raw material prices in constructing a portfolio in the time of coronavirus

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Investing in bonds
March 9, 2020
How should you buy perpetual bonds of Indians banks

Learn to identify and avoid bonds from potentially weak banks even if the coupon rate is quite high; guard against mis-selling attempts which are quite prevalent

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Portfolio management
March 4, 2020
PMS review: How do Enam’s PMS strategies stack up

One of the oldest and biggest PMS outfits with Rs 16,300 crore in AUM, Enam has seen a consistent rise in assets under management

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Money market funds
March 2, 2020
NFO review: PGIM India Money Market Fund opens for subscription

The NFO, an alternative to park idle surplus funds for 4–6 months, opened for subscription on February 28 and will close on March 5

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Stocks bought sold October
March 2, 2020
Thanks to coronavirus scare, you may get quality Nifty stocks upto 20% cheaper

Several quality stocks are available at 10-20% discount and investors who are willing to hold for long may look at allocation

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SBI Card
February 27, 2020
What top brokers think of SBI Cards IPO: Is premium justified? Richly valued? More room to grow?

At the upper price band of Rs 755, SBI Card IPO is valued at 13.5 times book/value (B/V) and 46 times price/earnings (P/E) on a trailing basis

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