Money Today Archive January 2014 Issue

Edition: January 2014

Cover Story

Dipak Mondal & Shoaib Zaman

2014: The Year of Hope

How to build your portfolio to create wealth in 2014

The New Year offers great investment opportunities for retail investors as the country's economy looks to emerge from a prolonged lean phase. This is, therefore, time for investors to make smart decisions to reap the benefits of a reviving economy.
  • 'Stocks will deliver best gains in 2014' Apart from the two current favourites, IT and pharma, financial services, segments of automobile industry and companies associated with industrial capex will perform well in 2014, says Anand Rathi, Chairman, Anand Rathi Financial Services.
  • 'MFs will have to find right opportunities in current mkt' The Indian mutual fund industry is transforming, in terms of regulation, primarily for the benefit of the investor. In 2014, funds will have the responsibility of finding opportunities in the current market as well as improving retail participation, says AMFI Chairman Sundeep Sikka.
  • 'Life insurance sector can offer better incentives in 2014' Life insurance industry can leverage India's burgeoning population if the Union Budget exempts life insurance products from taxation, providing investors an incentive to buy life cover, says Life Insurance Council's V Manickam.
  • 'Agri commodities could offer high returns in 2014' Rupee volatility was a major factor, with the currency's fall supporting exports. Chinese economic growth and its demand for agricultural commodities will be the other crucial factor in 2014, says ADMISI Commodities' Tushar Rathod.
  • 'Industrial metals to move at varied pace in 2014' Motilal Oswal Commodity's Kishore Narne says nickel and lead look the best in the metals pack on improved fundamentals, while copper can spring surprises mid-way.
  • 'Real estate prices may not come down in 2014' CREDAI Chairman Lalit Jain says construction cost has increased by 40% in two years, while taxes have also gone up. This eliminates any scope for reducing prices.
  • 'Rupee to trade within 60-65 range over next 6 months' Rupee will trade within a range of 60 and 65 over the next five-six months till the elections are over and the political outcome is known, says Anindya Banerjee, Senior Manager, Currency Derivatives, Kotak Securities.
  • What to expect from various sectors in 2014 Experts tell Money Today about their expectations from the various sectors. While business sentiment and policy reforms should pick up after the general elections in 2014, the investment cycle may take time for any significant revival.
Mutual Fund
Gold ETFs continue to disappoint investors
Gold ETFs continue to disappoint investors for the second year in a row with negative returns as the precious metal remained under pressure globally due to strengthening dollar and fears of QE taper.
Stocks
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Foreign Interest
FIIs have increased their stake in select stocks. Money Today analayses data over four quarters to see which stocks FIIs have been buying and selling in the last one year to give a hint about where to invest in 2014.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your queries on everything related to financial planning.
Editors Note
The New Year is sure to be an exciting one for investors with India going to the polls to elect a new government, writes Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage -
Smart Spending
Sam Abraham
The Hot and the not so Happening
Featuring Apple MacBook Pro, Google Nexus 5, Micromax Bolt, HTC One Mini and HP Chromebook 14.
Perspective
Home Loans Get Cheaper
The decision comes after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its 18 December policy review, decided not to increase the rate at which it lends to banks.

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