Money Today Archive November 2013 Issue

Edition: November 2013

Cover Story

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Taking A Safer Route

How to protect your investments in an uncertain market

Long-term investments can safely be put in equities. However, for periods less than two-three years, it's best to be safe and go for fixed income options. The latter, due to various factors that are keeping interest rates high, have turned especially attractive of late.
  • Volatility makes debt an attractive investment option 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.
  • How to play the equity market in the coming months As market experts play the guessing game, investors are looking for answer to a question that is as old as stock markets themselves - is this a good time to buy equities, especially when economic data show a wobbly economy that cannot possibly support a sustained market rally?
Mutual Fund
Fund in focus: Franklin India Smaller Companies
This year, the Franklin India Smaller Companies limited its fall to 1.59% against the category's fall of 9.63%.
Stocks
Sarbajeet K Sen & Rahul Oberoi
Feeling the Heat
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.
Insurance
Chandralekha Mukerji
Not on Paper
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.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries
Editors Note
Money Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie
Money Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie on why you should consider safer options right now to invest your savings.
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Turning Into Gold
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%.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Smart Buys
LG G2
Featuring: Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2, HP Slate 21 Android AIO, Acer Aspire R7 and LG Pocket Printer.
Perspective
Investment boost for real estate
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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