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Investing in government securities becomes simpler: should you buy?
New Delhi, Dec. 7 -- Last month, online broking firm Zerodha enabled a digital platform for retail investors to buy government securities (G-secs) with a minimum investment of '10,000. NSE India too launched NSE goBID last week which is an aggregator for buying and selling G-secs online and via an app for retail investors. Though the Reserve Bank of India introduced the non-competitive segment in G-secs back in 2001 to enable retail investor participation and this was extended to treasury bills in 2016, but the segment hasn't really gained popularity. Facilities offered by banks like IDBI Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd also failed to kindle widespread interest from retail investors. With the new easy access platforms now available, will demand ...
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