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Sovereign Gold Bond FY21-22 Series-VII (Tranche 56) issue review

Published on Monday, October 25, 2021 by Dilip Davda

Sovereign Gold Bond FY21-22 Series-VII (Tranche 56) issue review
  • SGB FY22 Series-VII (Tranche 56) has fixed a price of Rs. 4765 per one gram.
  • Online applicant will be eligible for upfront discount of Rs. 50 per gram.
  • Investment for long term may be considered.
  • This is the seventh offer for the FY21-22.

Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) Series-VII (Tranche 56) for FY21-22 opened for subscription on October 25, 2021, and will close on October 29, 2021. Issuance of these bonds will be done tentatively on November 02, 2021 and listings on BSE and NSE thereafter.

For the second half of FY22 it has planned just four series issue ad detailed hereunder:

Tranche Date of Subscription Date of Issuance
2021-22-Series VII Oct 25-29, 2021 November 02, 2021
2021-22 Series VIII Nov 29 - Dec 03, 2021 Dec 07, 2021
2021-22 Series IX Jan 10-14, 2022 Jan 18, 2022
2021-22 Series X Feb 28 - March 04, 2022 March 08, 2022

RBI has fixed the price for SGB FY22 Series-VII (Tranche 56) at Rs. 4765 per one gram. Those who are applying online will get upfront discount of Rs.50 per gram and thus will have to pay Rs. 4715 per gram.

The gold bonds will be sold through Scheduled Commercial banks (except Small Finance Banks and Payment Banks), Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices, and recognised stock exchanges viz., National Stock Exchange of India Limited and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. It is always advisable to apply for these SGB online to avail benefit of special discount for online applications. 

The price of the bonds is fixed in Rupees on the basis of a simple average of the closing price of gold of 999 purities, published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Limited (IBJA) for the last 3 working days of the week preceding the subscription period. The issue price of the Gold Bonds will be Rs. 50 per gram less for those who subscribe online and pay through digital mode.

The bond will have an eight-year tenor, with an option to exit after the fifth year on the next interest payment dates. If held in Demat form, the bond will be tradable on exchanges. It can also be transferred to another investor who meets the criteria.

The minimum investment in the Bond is one gram, with a maximum subscription limit of four kilograms for individuals.

On the amount of the initial investment, the Bonds pay 2.50 percent (fixed rate) per year in interest. Interest will be credited semi-annually to the investor's bank account, with the final interest due along with the principal at maturity.

If one invests in a sovereign gold bonus, the government in India has exempted capital gains tax on the acquisition of gold. However, the interest earned is taxable. One can use indexing to lower the capital gain tax burden by trying to transfer (leave) the bond before maturity.

CONCLUSION

Gold prices have turned highly volatile off-late, but considering future prospects, those who have surplus cash and are looking for long term rewards with some interest income may consider investment in these bonds. Reduced offer price provides opportunity of averaging one's previous investments.

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