Are Debt Funds An Alternative To Fixed Deposits?

Have you ventured into investing in the debt funds? Are you interested in taking the risk of investing in the mutual funds? Are you wondering whether a debt funds are an alternative... Read more »

Difference Between Bond And Debenture

Investment is one term that relates to almost everyone in this world. Everybody want to invest there surplus money according to there purpose and risk taking capacity. As there are number of... Read more »

All about Inflation-Linked Bonds For Indian Retail Investors

Inflation Linked Bonds are basically framed to provide protection against inflation to the investors. They are the best replacement of gold investment, the benefit is that the principal amount also increases with... Read more »

Tax Free Bonds 2013 – Invest To Save Tax

Tax Free Bonds, as name suggest these bonds offers tax free interest income. In other words, any interest earned from these bonds will be tax free in the hands of the investors.... Read more »

NHAI 54EC Capital Gain Bonds Issue Open For FY 2012-13 : Invest To Save Capital Gains Tax

According to section 54EC of the Income Tax Act 1961, long term capital gain i.e gain from sale of long term capital asset, can be saved by investing the gain amount in... Read more »

What Is The Difference Between Tax Free Bonds & Long Term Infrastructure Bonds?

The time of investing under schemes which help you save tax is approaching. Which is why people have started exploring new investment avenues which can reduce there taxable income. ‘Tax Free Bonds’... Read more »

IDFC 80CCF Infra Bonds – Tranche 2 Issue To Be Open on 11th January, 2012

IDFC is going to launch the second tranche of their infrastructure bonds tomorrow on 11th January, 2012. This issue will stay open from January 11, 2012 to February 25, 2012. People interested... Read more »

Why One Should Not Invest More Than Rs 20,000 In 80CCF Tax Free Infrastructure Bonds?

As per income tax act 1961, people can get tax benefit of Rs 20,000 by investing under infrastructure bonds. This tax deduction of Rs 20,000 will be over and above Rs 100,000.... Read more »

Make Investment Under Tax Free Infra Bonds, Avail Tax Benefit Even After DTC

For most of us, financial year ending is the time to plan for saving income tax. People must have started investing under tax free investment schemes to avail tax deduction of Rs... Read more »

Launch Of National Highway Authority Of India (NHAI) Tax Free Bonds- Issue To Open On 28th Dec, 2011

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is going to launch its tax-free bonds issue of Rs 10,000 crore. This issue will be open from 28th Dec 2011 to 11 Jan 2012. The... Read more »

NSC : Now Earn More By Investing Under New 10 Year National Savings Certificate Scheme

The Government of India, have launched a new 10 year National Saving Certificate (NSC) with effect from 1 December 2011. Investment under this new small saving scheme will offer 8.7% pa interest... Read more »

RBI : FIIs Now Can Invest Upto $25 Billion In Infrastructure Bonds And Debentures

As per the latest notification by Reserve Bank Of India (RBI), now foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will be allowed to invest upto 25 billion USDs in bonds and debentures of Indian infrastructure... Read more »

Perpetual Bonds – Bonds With No Maturity Date

Perpetual bonds are the bonds with no maturity date. Which means the investor (bondholder) do not get the right to redeem the bonds at any point of time. Only the issuing company... Read more »

How Safe And Beneficial To Invest In Non Convertible Debentures?

Before moving to understand the concept of Non convertible debentures, lets first have an introduction of debentures. What are debenture? Debentures are financial instruments usually issued by companies and government to raise... Read more »

Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

Credit Default Swap (CDS) is a derivative contract that transfers *credit risk in return for a series of payments. CDS allow companies to trade and manage credit risks in almost the same... Read more »

A debenture can be defined as a long-term debt instrument issued by a large company to borrow money or raise funds at a fixed rate of interest. They are like a loan bond or a certificate of the loan; debentures are not secured by collateral or physical asset. They are solely backed by the goodwill and the creditworthiness of the issuing company. In order to secure capital both governments and corporations issue debentures. Like other bonds, debentures are recorded in an indenture. Debentures are primarily of two types namely Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures. Debentures that come with an option of conversion to equity shares of the corporation issuing it are referred to as convertible debentures. The ones that cannot be converted are non-convertible debentures.