How Can I Buy Sovereign Gold Bonds In India, How Good They Are As Investment?
Gold is considered as a safe investment avenue especially in a country like India. Historically, it has always outperformed many other asset classes. Investment in sovereign gold bonds help you earn returns linked to the price of gold.
Amidst the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, the Reserve Bank of India has come up with the first of six tranches of the sovereign gold bonds. The subscription of gold bonds starts from 20th April and ends on 24th April.
Sovereign Gold Bonds as an Investment Avenue
The issue price of gold bonds is fixed at Rs. 4,639 per gram. However, on applying online through digital payment you get a discount of Rs. 50 per gram. The online investment price for you after the discount will be Rs. 4,589. The scheme also provides tax benefits to the investors. The capital gain at the time of maturity is tax-free. This tax benefit is not available in any other scheme that is related to gold. These gold bonds offer an annual interest rate of 2.50%. They mature after a period of 8 years but you have the option to exit after the 5th year.
How to buy Sovereign Gold Bonds In India?
You can buy the sovereign gold bonds from banks, designated post office, Stock Holding Corporation of India (SHCIL) and stock exchanges (NSE and BSE). The minimum investment limit is 1 gram per investor. It is a low-risk investment and ideal for those investors who have a lower risk appetite. Also in comparison to purchasing physical gold, the cost of gold bonds is low. Furthermore, these bonds provide income in the form of interest bi-annually.
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