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R.Sivakumar, Head - R.Shivakumar, Head - Fixed Income, Axis Mutual FundFixed Income, Axis Mutual Fund

R.Sivakumar, Head - Fixed Income, Axis Mutual Fund, talks about the Reserve Bank of India's decision to maintain status quo in repo rates and how the next year will pan out.


"In the near term, it is likely that rates and bond yields will remain low"

"There are a lot of factors that will help predict the likely price trajectory of gold in 2017. Here's the lowdown"

"Customers will benefit from higher-quality offerings in under-penetrated product segments like long-term savings and annuities"

"NPS in Tier II, it is probably better than what mutual funds offer"


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"It is impossible to predict markets but foundation has been laid for strong corporate profitability"

"There might be liquidity concerns in the near term, but the long-term outlook for realty is positive"

"Insurers are trying to reduce the gap between the medical spends in the country and what is covered under health insurance"

While valuations appear stretched in some stocks and sectors, investors should have a longer time horizon.

"Low persistency in the 61st month is a problem for the industry. It was less than 20 per cent because 80 per cent policies go off the books in five years."

The real estate sector has seen a rise in postive sentiment this year. Will the fervour continue this festive season?