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India 10 year government bond, the 7.17% 2028 bond, is trading at 7.91%, a level last seen on 18th May 2015. The bond yield rose on the back of rising oil prices, positive US econo[...]
Jindal Steel & Power recently got its credit rating upgrade from major credit rating agencies Crisil, ICRA and Care. Crisil upgraded JSPL long-term rating to investment grade B[...]
The long end of the G-sec curve spread with the 10-year G-sec largely fell last week, while the short end of the curve spread with 10-year G-sec rose by 8-14 bps, (Table 1). Yield [...]
Since March 2017, banks have raised investments in private sector corporate bonds by 32.02% , the highest growth rate seen since FY13, as per RBI data. Private sector corporate bon[...]
The Sensex & Nifty are trading at close to record highs on the back of good 4th quarter corporate results and on the back of BJP win in Karnataka elections as markets factor in[...]
Week ahead, most important events in US include retail trade, industrial production and housing data points. Market participants will also be watching Germany GDP growth, Japan GDP[...]
The levels of 1 year CP, and CDs and 3 to 5 year Corporate Bonds are highly attractive and present very low risk. 1 year CPs and CDs are at levels of around 7.90% to 8.15% while 3 [...]
INR was under pressure last week as it touched 15-months lows against the USD amid growing concerns over capital outflows as well as concern over trade deficit due to rising crude [...]
RBI has stepped in to pump in liquidity through OMO bond purchases to alleviate liquidity concerns that has pushed up short end yields. Read our note on RBI OMO to benefit Money Ma[...]
India 10 year government bond, the 7.17% 2028 bond, saw yields rise by 13bps from lows on the back of rising oil prices, positive US economic data and 10 year UST yields trending t[...]
Bond market volumes are down sharply, as the market is being dealt multiple blows from rise in crude oil prices to a hawkish RBI policy minutes. Bond volumes are down over 50% over[...]
RBI announced an OMO bond purchase auction for Rs 100 billion, schedule for 18th May, to infuse liquidity in the system. System liquidity has been impacted by rise in currency in c[...]
Week ahead, most important events in US include inflation and Michigan consumer sentiment figures. Market participants will also be watching for the Bank of England monetary policy[...]
The INR closed at over one year lows last week, prompting the RBI to sell USD. RBI could have sold around USD 3 billion to prevent a free fall in the INR. Why is the INR on a free [...]
In April 2018, the bond market was extremely volatile, 10-year benchmark bond yields fell to 7.13% post RBI policy and then rose by 64 bps to 7.77%. Recently released RBI Policy mi[...]
Bond market is jittery and this is showing in trading volumes and appetite for government bond auctions. Trading volumes have dropped by more than 50% over the last one month and R[...]
Given Fed rate hikes this year and next, around 5 to 6 in total and prospects of positive economic growth and moderate  inflation, markets will tend towards risk assets and “[...]
The bond market is preferring to trade the benchmark 10 year G-sec leading to the curve becoming skewed. The GST collections of April 2018 at over Rs 1 trillion is a good sign for [...]
In the last week of April 2018, RBI further relaxed investment conditions for FIIs to invest in INRBONDS. Minimum residual maturity requirement for Central Government securities (G[...]
Week ahead, most important events in US include the Fed monetary policy decision, trade balance update and the US jobs report numbers.  Market participants will also be watching fo[...]