Money Today Archive January 2013 Issue
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Edition: January 2013

Cover Story

Sowmya Kamath

Unlocking Wealth

How to build and protect wealth in 2013

The investment scenario has been buoyant in 2012. The domestic stock market is going strong. Commodities and debt, too, have given decent returns to investors. Money Today tells you what to expect in 2013.
  • Tips to make the most out of a stock market rally Market analysts are positive on retail, media and aviation sectors in which the government allowed more foreign direct investment in September 2012.
  • Liquidity may remain tight in 2013 High fiscal expenditure on account of early general elections may push up the real interest rates in the economy and further delay the much-needed recovery, says Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire.
  • What will drive the stock market in 2013 Aditya Birla Money Head of Research Vivek Mahajan talks about what will drive the stock market movement in the new year.
  • Top commodities likely to give good returns in 2013 Year 2012 ended on a happy note for commodity investors. Till December 6, agricultural commodities, precious metals, spices and base metals have returned 20 per cent, 17 per cent, 10 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively. The rally is expected to continue in 2013.
  • Falling interest rates: Invest in debt to gain With all likelihood of interest rates falling, debt mutual funds are expected to give handsome returns if past instances are anything to go by.
  • Best places to buy a house in 2013 If you are looking to buy a house for investment in 2013 and not sure where you can earn the best returns, don't worry. We bring you what experts say about real estate destinations that will give good returns over the next three-five years.
  • Insurance sector set for big growth in 2013 The life insurance sector is expected to grow at a compounded average growth rate (CAGR) of 15-20 per cent over the next 15-20 years.
Mutual Fund
Long-term Choice: SBI Magnum Equity
SBI Magnum Equity has outperformed its category in the past five years -
Technology
Top 10 Apps For Cars
Access to information is increasingly mobile. Here is a list of some Android and iOS apps to enhance your motoring life.
Stocks
Dipak Mondal/Money Today
Beyond the Obvious
Low-priced stocks are not always cheap. A stock's value is not gauged by its price alone but depends on its ability to give higher returns in the future.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your financial queries -
Editors Note
2013 could be a year where you might have to remain cautious, and selective, on equity investment, while you will do well to spread a generous portion of your investible surplus across debt instruments.
Savings
Chandralekha Mukerji
A Friendly Deed
A loan to a family member or a friend is usually unsecured. The terms and conditions are undefined or hazy and demanding payback is difficult. And if the loan goes bad, the relationship also sours. Moreover, such a loan is usually interest-free. Make sure lending to a family member does not become a headache.
Talk Back
Letters To The Editor
Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Smart Spending
HTC Windows 8X
Sam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Perspective
Will EPF Shrink Your In-Hand Pay?
You might 'lose' a bigger chunk of your salary if the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) decides to expand the scope of salary for computing the EPF contribution.

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