Zomato Zinger 🍔

Each week has something to look forward to 😊; this week it was all about the much awaited IPO from the food delivery app Zomato. It’s difficult not to have this brand as a part of our daily life esp. in Bangalore; every weekend we order food in and Zomato delivers. On certain weekdays, maybe…

Portfolio picks 💰

“And yet, the truth, as I understand it, is there is a bit of voyeur in each one of us who profess a liking to fiction. Much as we might claim loftier reasons such as love for the language or a deep interest in human behavioural patterns, what really gets to us is the peephole…

CDSL: Rock & Roll 🥁 (Doubles the dividend for FY 20-21)

My first post on CDSL was on 5 Oct 2020👉 Dividend Candidate (#3): CDSL 🤑, mentioning the company’s spectacular performance in Q1 of FY 20-21. The CMP (current market price) on that date was Rs. 482.70/- and the CMP on 30 Apr 2021 is Rs. 810/- ✨. And that is only part of the good…

Equwise: Investing in IndiGrid InvIT⚡️

In prior posts, I had mentioned InvITs, they are a close cousin of REITs, with the difference being in the nature of the assets owned by the trust. While REITs invest in income generating real estate assets; InvITs hold income generating infrastructure assets – there are two currently listed in India – the IRB InvIT and IndiGrid…

Equwise: Prompt Payouts by InvITs 💠

January is usually a bleak month for dividend payouts; Q3 ends in Dec and the subsequent month is usually spent by the companies compiling the financial data. But this time, the new year began with a pleasant surprise 🎊. As mentioned in a prior post GMDC declared their annual dividend late in 2020 GMDC: Dividend…

GMDC: Dividend declared💰

I had written about GMDC being a dividend candidate earlier in the post 👉 Dividend Candidate(#1): GMDC🤑 and had considered this year’s dividend to be Rs. 3/- share. But this year the dividend declared in Rs. 2/- share (100% face value). The dividend is usually declared in September and the payout happens by October. But…

BSE Sensex @ 45k ✨

While we are celebrating the new high, its good to heart this quote by Charlie Munger. From here will it move further up or down is anybody’s guess !! Till next post, take care !!

Dividend Candidate (#3): CDSL 🤑

CDSL is a business that did well during the pandemic. Take look at the company’s Q1 numbers 👇 The Story So Far… CDSL is Central Depository Services Ltd, in the business of holding securities in the dematerialised form and enabling their transactions. Like the two stock exchanges in India namely BSE and NSE, the depository…

September Dividend Stars ✨

The FMCG giant ITC Ltd gave out a dividend of Rs. 10.15/- per share. The Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) paid a dividend of Rs. 4.5/- per share. The media company and Radio Mirchi owner Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL) paid Rs 1/- per share as dividend. These were the portfolio payouts for Sep 2020….

A half yearly update on Passive Income 🤑

April & May saw zero income for me from equity. This maybe due to the fact that for companies in India, March marks the financial year end; the next two months are spent compiling the financial results and when the results are finally approved and announced, so are the dividends, if any. Even the Q4…

Embassy Office Parks REIT: Delivering on distribution targets 🏢

The DPU (distribution per unit)  promised for this year by Embassy Office Park REIT was Rs. 24.5/- per unit; year end results are out and they delivered Rs. 24.39/- per unit (before tax) for FY 19-20✨✨ 28 May is the record date fixed for the distribution (to determine which shareholders are eligible to receive the distribution) and…

BSE Ltd : The dividend does not disappoint 💸

BSE Ltd has declared dividend of Rs. 17/- per share for FY 19-20 subject to the approval at the AGM. The dividend payout ratio is at 95% in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. The money in the pocket is happy news for the shareholders👍. The company has so far maintained a payout ratio…

Dividend Candidate(#2): BSE Ltd 🤑

At CMP Rs. 298.35/-, the dividend yield of BSE Ltd is at 10.06% which is very attractive. India has a duopoly in the stock exchange business, the two being – NSE and BSE. While NSE is the market leader in equity cash trading and derivative trading, it is not yet listed. The listed exchange BSE Ltd. severely lags…

Sale❗️in the Indian equity markets📉

Are we witnessing a black swan event? The news headlines from US read “Dow Dives 1,900 Points, NYSE Halts Trading As Stock Indexes Plummet”. At home, the benchmark index, the BSE Sensex fell over 2300 points intraday, to recover some ground and close with a fall of 1,941.67 points (5.17%)  – the biggest one day fall ever !!…

InvITs: Investing in IRB InvIT🛣

We are always looking out for additional sources of income – some look for more side hustles, I look for financial assets that can generate a regular income. But while entrepreneurs can start with little or no money, financial assets require an initial lumpsum investment. One such income generating avenue currently available in the Indian…

Dividend Candidate(#1): GMDC🤑

Not a great company; not even average; below average would be apt. Then why start with this? Because the dividends they dole out is quite surprising. Here’s a snapshot from 2015: Gujarat Mineral Development Company (Ticker NSE: GMDCLTD) CMP: Rs. 55.35/- (NSE, 10 Dec 2019) [1]Established in 1963,  it’s a state owned enterprise – 74%…

Dividend Income – Pot of Gold or Reality? 🌈

Dividends are a source of income for equity investors; but many are not interested in the small amounts distributed as dividends and prefer to make a killing buying low and selling high. Why should an equity investor in India pursue dividend investing? As per the current IT laws, for a resident individual dividend income upto Rs….

Embassy Office Parks REIT : To Buy or Not to Buy?🏢

To Buy or Not to Buy – that is the question – mainly because you like some aspects of a REIT – the prospect of receiving rental income; but not sure about others – is there capital  protection and how much income can I expect? Ticker: NSE: EMBASSY; BSE: 542602 CMP Rs. 419.98/- as on 15…

A better way to add rental income to your portfolio💰

Rental income has become the holy grail for a passive income source in the gig economy. And now there is an easy route…read on🚧. What are the options ? Subletting an apartment is not permitted by most landlords and hence to earn rental income you need to have ownership. You can buy a property in an…

BSE Ltd: The exchange’s blue ocean strategy is yielding results

Paperless MF investing – it’s something taken for granted by a digital native, but for a digital immigrant like me its nothing short of a miracle of technology. I shortlisted a few MF schemes for investment, but they were spread across different AMCs; I want the Direct plan, bypassing the agents; this means a visit…