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DEBT OR EQUITY? OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH!

Which one are you: a bondholder or a shareholder? A risk averse investor or a risk taker? To be honest, one doesn't have to...

Why do companies issue bonds?

Every corporation requires money to fund an acquisition, seek and produce a new product, or explore new markets. Some can do it without borrowing...

WHAT ARE G-SEC or GILT EDGED SECURITIES ?

We often ask ourselves, "which is the safest investment option?" Or "which investment vehicle would provide me a guaranteed return?" And then we also...

54EC BONDS AND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!

With just over a few months left in the current tax year, many of us would already be doing year end tax planning and...

Settlement of a Bond Trade

Whose grandmother hasn’t talking longingly about the “Good old days”? Everything about the good old days was marvelous. Prices of food and clothing were...

Derivatives. Making money (Leverage)

There are broadly 4 types of players in the financial markets. Arbitrageurs Traders Hedgers Speculators We have visited some strategies used for hedging – for...

Bank FDs vs Nothing Safer

One of the greatest attraction of investors towards bank fixed deposits is the safety they perceive a FD provides. There is one endearing product...

Beating the Street – Equity vs Debt investments

Mr. Peter Lynch being perfectly right in considering equity as a superior investment to fixed-income in the USA when parameters like PEG and a...

Beating the Street

‘Beating the Street’ is one of the 2 amazing books by Peter Lynch that I consider among the best, simplest material on investing available....

SOVEREIGN GOLD BONDS: A SAFE HAVEN INVESTMENT

Looking to invest in Gold but don’t want the burden of physically holding it? Well, look no further - Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) are...

Bonds: A way to diversify your portfolio

What does each one of us think of doing when we have accumulated some savings? Other than shopping of course! We look for a mode...

Put and Call – the other derivatives

Thales, the smart guy from ancient Greece who we have visited earlier, lived almost 2,500 years ago. We checked out his strategy for milking...