The real estate market has been fighting tight liquidity ever since the global meltdown. Industry sentiments showed some sign of improvement in 2010, but it didn't last for long. Here are the prices of residential apartments at locations that witnessed maximum change in valuation between December 2011 and January 2013 in some big cities. As economies the world over try to revive their real estate industries, they are offering incentives to buyers from other countries. That's why it may be the right time to invest in properties abroad, say experts.
Equity-linked savings schemes (ELSS) or tax-saving mutual funds have given the best average category return after banking funds in the past one year. A mutual fund portfolio should ideally be divided into two parts - core, for stability and predictability; and satellite, for investments that have a lot of potential but are risky. The future performance of MONEY TODAY-Value Research Lifestage Model Fund Portfolios depends on Budget 2013.
The Money Today FPCIL Awards 2012 honoured those who for years have been extending their expertise in the personal finance space to investors and acted as torch-bearers through the turbulence of 2012. And the winners of the first Money Today FPCIL Awards are - BDO was associated with Money Today FPCIL Awards 2012 as the knowledge partner.
Bill Maldonado, CIO, Asia Pacific, and Global CIO, Equities, HSBC Global Asset Management, talks to Tanvi Varma about why he is positive on Indian equities. Differential voting right or DVR shares are like ordinary shares, but with fewer voting rights. These allow a company to dilute equity without a matching reduction in promoters' stake. Let's look at how you can benefit from shares with DVR as they catch fancy of more and more stock investors.
We are close to the day when computers will have the senses that humans are so proud of.
Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders. Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire says the corporate sector is increasingly choosing to expand its investment and inventory and improving business sentiment in the economy, which could prompt the central bank to go for another rate cut.
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Banks have been given a few booster shots in the last couple of months. In anticipation, the sector's stocks have been doing better than the overall market for the last few months. Experts say this year will also be positive for those who invest in NBFCs due to the expected easing of regulations and fall in interest rates.
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A look at recent rulings which can affect you - The Forward Markets Commission has issued guidelines for regulation of algorithmic trading in the commodity futures market. The demand for gold in India declined by 12 per cent to 864 tonnes in 2012 from 986 tonnes in 2011. India has got its third nationwide stock exchange - MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX). Trading in equities and equity derivatives on the new exchange started from February 11. Companies such as ICICI Lombard and Bajaj Alliance General Insurance have launched new mobile apps "Insure" and "Eezee Tab", respectively, to register claims through mobile phones. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is making it mandatory for advisers to keep a record of all 'investment advice provided, whether written or oral'.
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Ess Dee Aluminium is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 150%.