Look for opportunities that will pay over the next few years. Infrastructure is still attractive, considering the projects planned and their gestation time, says R K Gupta, Managing Director, Taurus Mutual Fund.
Mutual fund market has moved from traditional equity and debt schemes to specialised products like fund of funds, arbitrage funds and asset allocation funds. This variety often confuses the people to select a fund that suits their needs.
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By creating instruments that enabled superfast trading out of loans, a huge supply push for mortgage lending was made. But it worked only as long as house prices were rising and interest rates were low.
The American financial meltdown and its impact on the Indian banking system may force the UPA government to postpone crucial financial sector reforms, which it hoped to pursue in the run-up to the national elections next year.
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority has decided that LIC and private insurance players must work on a level playing field. The move will reduce LIC’s equity exposure in a company from 30% to 10%.
While the prices of many food grains and cereals have doubled in the past two decades, those of baby food have increased nearly four times. But most young parents don’t mind paying more for this “essential” item.
The book provides a comprehensive view of how markets become over-valued creating a bubble. It also gives insights into investor behaviour in the bull and bear phases of the markets over the last century, says R. Sree Ram.