- Remember the days when you stored data in floppy discs and felt mighty pleased at your tech awareness? Take a look at some of what’s available today.
Apr 03, 2008
Pharma stocks back on trackPharma stocks have begun to rally again, on the back of some support in the Budget; read on to know more.
Stock watch as on March 7, 2008The small-cap universe is a treasure trove of bargains - provided you can spot them. We tie up with Trisys Research to identify stocks that aren't in the limelight, but have the potential to give high returns.
Staying the course during slowdownWeighing the prospects of a US recession with continuing growth in developing countries, Dipen Sheth suggests investing in stocks with sustainable profits.
Bargain buy: RefrigeratorPrice is not the same as value.The most expensive product isn’t always the best value for your money. This section highlights the least expensive model in a product category. If price is of no consequence, check out the most expensive model.
Mutual funds: What investors wantMoney Today brings you excerpts from a McKinsey survey on the opportunities for asset management companies in India. The survey attempts to find answers on what investors really look for when choosing a fund. SBI funds top both categories— equity diversified and tax planning schemes — proving that pedigree does count. Over a five-year time frame, Magnum Tax Gain has performed better than the top performing equity diversified scheme.
'Know risks and invest regularly'Ritesh Jain, head of fixed income, Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund suggests small investors to invest regularly and know their financial goals. Infrastructure funds, unlike other sector funds, have so far given twin benefits of diversification and high returns. But it’s time now to pick and choose. Natural resource is a broad canvas and it could be a sure winner for the next three years or more. You can invest in this, especially now that the global meltdown has brought down prices.
Cost of ownership = Cost of capital + ...Whether you can afford a house also depends on how the cost of finances (loan) and your income level have moved. Look around this story to understand the complete picture. You have a house and the bank pays you to live in it. Reverse mortgages look like the perfect way to unlock your property’s value. You might not have the money or the inclination to invest in real estate. But you could capitalise on the boom in the property markets by picking up stocks of real estate developers. Money Today helps you in identifying decent developer from a fly-by-night company? We reached out to 37 real estate agents across 30 cities during the month of February to measure the ground feel. Read broker's verdict in the story. The biggest value enhancer of your house is its location, which invariably means its access-or connectivity. A house 10 km away from the city centre, but connected by a metro line is as valuable as the one half the distance but with poor public transport.
Real estate 2008: Buy, sell, hold?We decipher contrary market signals to tell you what’s in store for real estate this year. Brokers' verdictCost of ownership = Cost of capital + ...The rise of small townsThe best of both worlds If housing prices are high today only because they will be higher tomorrow while fundamentals do not justify the rise, then a bubble exists. The measure of a real estate bubble is simple: property prices rise faster than incomes. The supply overhang seems scary, even as IT and ITeS companies (the prime movers of the real estate space) scale down their growth plans. I fear that not many real estate companies will be able to hold their prices. For investors, the entry price point should be the starting point. If you are looking for properties in big cities, focus on emerging corridors and not on established locations.