Yesterday I was going through some of the Indian newspapers and surprised to see some articles on Indian debt market, which is a very rare scenario where the Indian market is dominated by equities. May be it was more a tax saving investment as the equity market where more volatile and IPOs were flopped.
Whereas the developed world debt market dominates where the bond market, has experiences gains and losses in response to cyclical interest-rate, It’s like business cycle during which an economy expands, contracts and recovers could be termed as market cycle.
Before getting back to the Indian bond market let’s try to see the key components of Fixed Income securities, it’s the Credit quality, yield, and maturities are key components of fixed-income securities.
Continue reading “Fixed Income Investments in Indian Market”
Recently sharing and discussing on the economic growth and the debt market yield spread impact recalled me some work I did in the past and its worth sharing,
The abstract was based on the evidence that yield spread can serve as a leading indicator of economic activity.It’s important to understand few basic concepts before moving forward:
YIELD SPREAD: The difference between yield of long-term debt and short-term debt instrument is known as yield spread. Higher the difference between instruments greater will be the yield spread.
For example, if the 05-year Treasury bond is at 3% and the 20-year Treasury bond is at 4%, the yield spread between the two debt instruments is 1% (4% – 3%). Continue reading “Economic Growth and Yield Spreads on Debt paper – Back to School”
Buying and selling in the market are the most important decisions the investors make. Maximum time the decisions are wrong and you end up paying the market fee for equity investment learning. In the past 36 years Indian market gave positive returns for 24 years and negative returns for 12 years.
Occasionally I do repeat my posts as some ideas from Mr Lynch’s book that I try to follow most of the time, they are old but they have major significance today too :- Continue reading “Beating the Street not beating the Markets”
Lee C. Buchheit published a paper on walking back from Cyprus, found interesting to share some his thoughts:
Cyprus imposes losses –euphemistically dubbed a “solidarity levy” — on insured depositors with Cypriot banks as a condition to receiving EU/IMF bailout assistance.
They have 4 options on last Friday March 15th 2013:
(i) Give Cyprus a complete bailout (estimated to cost €18 billion).
(ii) Restructure the outstanding Cypriot bonds, €4.4 billion of which are governed by Cypriot law and €3.8 billion by English law.
(iii) Haircut excess deposits in the Cypriot banking system; that is, deposits in excess of the €100,000 minimum covered by the local deposit insurance scheme. These represent about half of the total deposit base. Continue reading “CYPRUS – Bailout and Alternatives”