IIFL Wealth Management sees opportunity in corporate bonds
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:22 AM
India's highly rated corporate bonds present a good buying opportunity as authorities looking to move past fallout from a landmark default could take further supportive steps in coming months, according to the nation's second biggest wealth manager. That will happen as the regulator takes measures that could include additional liquidity or some relaxation of the refinancing window for non-bank lenders, according to Shah.
US stocks wipe out gains as dollar rebounds after Fed
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 9:20 AM
US stocks erased gains, the dollar rebounded from its lows of the day as the Federal Reserve signaled additional rate hikes remain warranted, striking a slightly less dovish tone than some investors had anticipated. The S&P 500 was just slightly lower after wiping out an advance that reached 1% after the central bank raised interest rates for the fourth time this year.
RBI study backs view that rates impact short term bonds most
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 7:17 PM
Changes to monetary policy have a stronger impact on yields of short-term bonds than on longer-dated securities. That long-held view received an emphatic backing from researchers in the Reserve Bank of India. An empirical study covering moves from April 2004 to March 2018 showed the impact of policy rate on yields weakens as the tenure of the bonds increases.