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Bond funds in India embrace duration as RBI rate cut bets intensify

Rate cuts are very much likely, given there are emerging concerns on growth and projected inflation is fairly within the comfort zone, said Rajeev Radhakrishnan

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Bond funds are adding to duration in India as bets that the central bank will keep cutting rates move out on the curve. A second strategy is to rotate to corporate debt ahead of yield compression.

A majority of the seven money managers surveyed by Bloomberg favor the 10-15 year part of the sovereign curve ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s policy decision on June 6. The preference for duration reflects expectations that the central bank will cut rates beyond the sole 25-basis point reduction being forecast by economists through 2020.

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 12:36 PM IST

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