- Increased volatility in the past six months and current high interest rates provide attractive debt investment opportunities, says Reliance Capital Asset Management Head (Fixed Income) Amit Tripathi.
There was no relief for banking sector funds with their net asset value falling by more than 8% over the one year till October 15 due to drop in prices of bank stocks. This year, the Franklin India Smaller Companies limited its fall to 1.59% against the category's fall of 9.63%.
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The new facility, which can be accessed through the EPFO website (epfindia.gov.in), promises to streamline the process of transferring EPF money as well as help avoid unnecessary delays. A look at recent rulings which can affect you Sebi has re-initiated the process of introducing real estate investment trusts (Reits) in the country. It is said that Reits will boost the liquidity situation of cash-starved developers, which are struggling to find funds for their construction activities.
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SV Ramanan, Chief Executive Officer, CAMS Repository Services, talks to Money Today on how the e-insurance repository will help customers. An e-insurance account will help you keep track of all your policies-renewal date, surrender date, policy maturity date, etc, reducing the stress of physical documentation. You can also modify and maintain policies online.
On the MCX, crude oil fell over 10% to Rs 6,358 per barrel on September 30 as against Rs 7,366 on August 30. In dollar terms, the WTI crude fell 4.5%, while the rupee rose 5% against the dollar, impacting the price by 10%.
Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire says the swings in the equities market continue to suggest uncertainty about the future outlook and expectation.
Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan says the falling rupee means that an NRI will get more from investment in India. The govt has also undertaken steps to boost the economy, the effects of which will be visible in the second half of the current fiscal.
Shares of housing finance companies have fallen sharply this year. It may be the right time to pick a bargain. Experts say investors must check the quality of the management and the HFC's credit rating and past record before deciding to invest in it. Factors one must look at while analysing a PSU are impact of government policies, balance-sheet strength, revenue, and most important, how much stake the government intends to sell in the future. Mindtree is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 62 per cent.
The rentals for shops in good locations are shooting through the roof. Does it make sense to buy retail spaces at this stage, especially when many experts are predicting slowing demand from shoppers?
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