Money Today Archive September 2013 Issue

Edition: September 2013

Cover Story

Pritam P Hans

Picking The Right Property

Tips to find a good deal in slowing realty mkt

In today's complex world of real estate, which offers choices that are mindboggling, let's look at the forces that are driving the markets, so that you can take an informed decision about buying a house.
  • Diversify realty portfolio by investing in office space Investing in offices - one of the two components of commercial real estate, the other being retail - is a good way to earn high rental income and gain from capital appreciation.
  • How NRIs can invest in Indian realty market In India, property prices have appreciated significantly over the past five years. However, for the overseas Indian, it has been a marginal increase owing to the depreciation of the rupee against the US dollar, writes Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan.
  • All you need to know about home loans If you have taken a home loan or plan to take one, you can avoid a lot of hassles and bitter exchanges with lenders if you know some basic facts about home loans.
  • Realty stocks that can give good returns even in poor market Companies in the real estate sector are battling a fall in sales due to economic slowdown and high interest rates. Approval delays are also impacting new launches. If you are planning to invest in a real estate company, you must be careful.
  • Tips to invest in retail real estate market It is better for investors to choose malls that are managed by a professional agency or by the developer, as compared with strata sale malls (each unit sold to an individual owner), writes CBRE South Asia Chairman & MD Anshuman Magazine.
Mutual Fund
Long-term Performer - IDFC Premier Equity
IDFC Premier Equity has outperformed its index in the past five years.
  • Funds investing in US good cover against Re fall Experts feel with the current market scenario, investors must diversify across countries as well as assets. Right now, it makes sense to buy assets in economies recovering from the 2008 crisis.
Stocks
Tanvi Varma/Money Today
Companies that are expected to gain from good monsoon
Monsoon seems to be the only respite that Indian companies can look forward to this year. Falling rupee, high fiscal deficit, flight of foreign funds and poor earnings, these have been the only themes in the India story for many quarters now.
Banking
Best Loan Buys
Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer personal finance queries.
Editors Note
The real estate euphoria that ran through several years of the past decade when annual capital appreciation in favoured destinations across the country was as high as 20 to 30 per cent, or at times more, is over, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
Talk Back
Letters To The Editor
Money Today readers feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Smart Spending
The Hot & the not so Happening
Sam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Perspective
Team Money Today
Collateral Damage
The fallout of the rupee slide is going to hurt you if you are looking to buy a property, invest overseas, send your child to a foreign university or buy gold.
  • Looking to exit NSEL? Here's what you can do Since the National Spot Exchange has a huge outstanding towards investors, and the issue has snowballed into a big controversy, it is unlikely that normal functioning in the exchange will be resumed any time soon.
  • Banks to Offer Diversified Insurance Products Banks can now sell insurance policies of multiple companies after the Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDA) allowed them to become licensed insurance brokers.
  • Empowering Retail Investors The Companies Bill has introduced the concept of class action suit, which enables a group of investors to take a large company to court seeking relief/damage from actions of the company.
  • Recent rulings to affect your investment A look at recent rulings in the personal finance sector which can affect you -

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