The trend of the Indian festive season becoming the annual high point for housing sales originates from traditional sentiment. Simply put, it is considered a fortuitous time to invest in wealth-creating assets. While traditional sentiment is obviously still involved, it eventually ceased to be the most important driving factor behind housing traction. Sales in this period are now primarily driven by the fact that developers and lending banks roll out the most attractive offers of the entire year during the festive season. That said, festive season 2021 is unique in many ways.
There is also a lot of demand for homes – both old demand (pent up from before the pandemic) and new demand – coming from people who were content with renting homes before. One of the most defining features of today’s housing demand is that even millennials are now on the market for home ownership. This was a predominantly ‘renting generation’ which preferred to use its money for other investments and purposes, not for buying homes. There are reasons for this change.
Reviewing a Nightmare
Above everything else, the pandemic has had the effect of intimidating people, institutions and markets, inducing a feeling of having no control over what was happening.
Everything depended on what a virus did next, and how people reacted to it. Life became impossible to predict and the media was filled with news and horrible images of death, devastation and danger. For a long time, jobs were lost at worst or uncertain at best, salaries and markets nosedived, and most people’s investments lost value.
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Insurance Is A Must!
Insurance protects us from unexpected expenses. These expenses aren’t planned and are not predictable. They can confront us anytime. In such a scenario, having adequate insurance cover helps us gain financial stability easily by not losing a huge amount of savings. You can choose a simple plan or a premium one depending on your income and requirements
Are Small-Cap & Mid-Cap Funds Still In The Race?
History suggests that small-cap and mid-cap companies tend to grow faster than the large-cap universe in an economic recovery scenario. Hence, we can expect companies from this category to register robust earnings’ growth as we go forward, further supported by a lower base. The article explains this particular phenomenon and provides guidelines to investors
PSU Funds Set To Woo Investors
At a time when the equity market is trading at its lifetime high with stretched valuation, there are very few pockets that give margin on safety and PSE stocks are one of them. The article highlights the reasons why PSU funds are becoming attractive
We Feel The Bull Market Has More Legs To Grow
With all the three engines of economy, namely, consumption, investment and exports firing together after a long time, George Heber Joseph, CEO and CIO, ITI Mutual Fund, opines that this is the right time for investors to take the mutual fund route
SONA BLW PRECISIONS FORGINGS - MOVING IN THE FAST LANE
Over the years, Sona BLW Precision Forgings has expanded its offerings with more focus on the electrification trend which is driving the automotive landscape. This is what will continue to trigger its growth curve
RSWM on a Well-defined Growth Path!
RSWM Ltd is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of synthetic and blended spun yarns from India.
Strong Demand Momentum Will Remain For The Next 2-3 Years
Withstanding the negative impact of the pandemic very well with support from its raw material suppliers, Sunil Chordia, Chairman and Managing Director, Rajratan Global Wire Ltd., states that the company is looking forward to increasing its production capacity both in Thailand and India along with debottlenecking its Pithampur plant
Relevance Of Value Investing
Looking at the current mood in the market and the way new investors think about stock valuation, it looks like the concept of value investing is outdated. Yogesh Supekar discusses why value investing is not something one should say goodbye to and that it matters even today when everyone is chasing growth
Invest Wisely, Save Tax
With less than five months to go in the current financial year, one of the key issues facing taxpayers is how to invest to save taxes.
Good Times To Last Long For Broking Industry
The broking industry has been the talk of the town owing to the performance of some of the leading companies on the bourses. A phenomenal jump in business and a 360 degree change in business sentiment for the broking industry have turned investment in the stocks of the broking industry a lucrative proposition. However, will the party last long enough for long-term investors or is it just a phenomenon that momentum investors could cash on? Armaan Madhani discusses in this special story why the good times for the broking industry may last longer than one imagines!
Are Boeing and Airbus Flying Into a Bubble?
They’re launching freighters just as competition from retrofitted jets and cargo space on passenger planes is heating up
SKYPOD FIRM IN UAE TIED TO INVESTMENT COMPANY FLAGGED ABROAD
The small, four-seat pod glides above the sands of a test track in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, a futuristic transit solution promoted by a Belarusian firm that hopes to secure contracts here in the near future.
Above and Beyond
Airlines elevate the premium travel experience in the air and on the ground.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DUBAI
Discover luxurious shopping, ultramodern architecture and a vibrant nightlife in Dubai, a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates. Home to nearly 200 nationalities, Dubai promises a truly memorable experience to all visitors — memories just waiting to be made.
INDIE RAPPER & SINGER - SONG WRITER Aside from dancing, Lexy’s true passion in life is music. She has also collaborated with artists like DJ Snake, Major Lazer, Too Short, Prologic, Shaun Frank, Louis Bell, and several others. With 2.6 million followers on Instagram, 2.3 million subscribers on YouTube, 3.1 million followers on Facebook, and billions of impressions across all social platforms, Lexy is a name to know in the business. Follower her on Instagram @lexypanterra!
A visionary approach influences the shape of things to come in Dubai.
MILO SLADAKOVIC - THE NATURE OF MAN
Burdened with care and appreciation of everyday spectacle Excerpts of everyday life and passion - documentary and behind the scenes stories of daily life and lesser-known events captured around the UAE.
TIME TO BE PREPARED AND MOTIVATED!
“Life should never get you down whether there’s a lockdown or not. Now, maintain safe social distancing, together we can be all-conquering. Let’s stay together by being apart. This one is straight from the heart” says, my friend Mr Karl Mascarenhas who heads DIVA Pageant Studio in Pune.
Virus Slows Dubai Airport, World's Busiest For Global Travel
Perhaps nowhere is the world’s lack of flights due to the coronavirus pandemic more clearly felt than at Dubai International Airport, for years the world’s busiest for international travel.
DUBAI AIRPORT CEO: GLOBAL TRAVEL STILL UP IN AIR OVER VIRUS
The CEO of the world’s busiest airport for international travel wants to get the globe flying again, but even he acknowledges everything remains up in the air during the coronavirus pandemic.