Money Today Archive October 2013 Issue

Edition: October 2013

Cover Story

Dipak K Mondal

Filling The Gaps

Parents about to retire? Plan your finances

Taking care of parents in their old age is not just a financial but also an emotional issue. You can't ignore either. Lastly, how you deal with your parents' retirement will be a learning experience that you can use to plan your own retirement.
  • 10 cities where you can build retirement home Retirement can be an ideal opportunity to relocate to a more peaceful place that is affordable and has favourable weather. However, leaving the big city can be rather difficult if you are used to its many unique conveniences. We suggest a few cities that will give you the best of both worlds.
  • How NRIs can build their retirement corpus For investments in equity or stock market, overseas Indians will have to open a savings bank account, a Portfolio Investment Scheme account, along with demat and trading accounts, writes Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan.
  • Why you should invest in stocks even if nearing retirement Wealth planners say building an equity portfolio intelligently throughout the working life is the key to amassing a big retirement fund. Those who are retiring in 30 or more years should keep at least 50% funds in equities. This should come down over the year.
  • 'EPF returns better than that of NPS' As the fund size of the EPF increases, it will be forced to invest in equities, EPFO Commissioner KK Jalan tells Money Today.
  • Retirement home in temple towns: A good buy Over the last few years, many developers have launched projects to capitalise on the demand from people looking for homes in the land of their deities. Investing in such properties for long-term gains is not a bad idea.
Mutual Fund
Mid-Cap Venture: BNP Paribas Midcap
BNP PARIBAS MIDCAP has fallen only 7.56 per cent compared with the category's -14.61 per cent.
Stocks
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Driving In A Haze
Market analysts say the industry is likely to remain under pressure till the current economic slowdown, compounded by high fuel prices and interest rates, persists. Here are a few tips to weather the storm.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries -
Editors Note
It is a different financial landscape today with a wide array of investment options for retirement planning coming into the market, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
A Firm Base
Base metals have been dancing to the tune of global forces. Under pressure in the first six months of the year, they staged a sharp rebound in July. Money Today talks to experts to gauge how the market is likely to play out in the next few months.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
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Smart Spending
The Hot & the not so Happening
Starring: Toshiba Satellit P50, Sony Cybershot RX100 II, HP Elitebook Revolve, HTC Desire 600 and Sennheiser Momentum.
Perspective
Team Money Today
A Bad Turn for Housing
Analysts say property prices will remain under pressure for some time but are bound to rise in the long term. The shortage of housing in urban India supports their assessment.

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