How you can get FD returns of One Year in just One Day
Fixed deposits have been a mode of saving for a long time but now you can earn one-year's return on a bank fixed deposit in just a day. This can be done by investing your money in equities.
The statement may look like an exaggeration, but there have been instances in the past when stock prices shot up more than 10 per cent in a single day.
The benchmark equity indices might have disappointed investors so far in calendar year 2016, but there is no dearth of multibagger stocks.
Nearly 20 stocks from the smallcap space have more than doubled investors' wealth in last one year while 10 stock from the midcap space -including Biocon, Indian Bank, JSW Steel, Piramal Enterprises, HPCL and UPL, among others - have delivered over 50% returns.
It is expected from the domestic equity market that it will remain rangebound for the next two months at least, say experts. However, investors can use any dip to buy quality stocks.
The broader market indices are ending the calendar year broadly at the same level where they were at the beginning of the year while fixed income as an asset class has delivered double-digit returns courtesy an interest rate cut as well as a rise in liquidity thanks to demonetisation.
However, things might be a little different for the fixed income space. Though fixed income remains one of the safest asset classes, betting on equities could just help create more wealth.
Interest rates on FDs are most likely to fall further in 2017. At present, nearly all the banks offer rates between 6.5 and 7.2 % for tenures ranging from one to 10 years. This time last year, the 10-year G-sec yield stood at 7.7 % compared with 6.4 % now, a drop of 1.3 % over the past 12 months.
The only thing one has to look after is that to buy the right stock and choose the right time. It is a difficult task but the potential for good returns is very high too.
Interest rates have come down over time and government policies such as demonetisation and GST implementation are likely to see a further drop in rates.
"Fixed deposits do not look like an attractive investment tool for the near term, if interest rates keep on falling. In this scenario, new investors should invest in equities and mutual funds, as current valuations offer them a good entry point," Dinesh Thakkar, Chairman & Managing Director, Angel Broking.
A person in the age bracket of 25-30 years can look to invest in a portfolio where largecaps have more weightage than midcaps. One can also invest in mutual funds, which we believe are very effective tools for wealth creation.