How we earned 16.50% p.a. in a fixed income investment

In November 2013, we made a case for investing in the 20-year tax free bonds of Housing and Urban Development Corporation ("HUDCO") which paid a tax free interest of 9.01% to retail investors. Just to recap, our reasons for recommending the same included the following: Tax-free rate of 9.01% was much better than the after-tax … Continue reading How we earned 16.50% p.a. in a fixed income investment

Why you should think beyond fixed deposits

This is a story of two friends – Katrina and Deepika. Both of them got married in the year 1980. Katrina comes from a conservative family whose members mostly "invest" their hard-earned money in a bank fixed deposit. The reason was simple – fixed deposits are “safe”. There is no fluctuation and you consistently earn interest … Continue reading Why you should think beyond fixed deposits