EPFO should stick to established PSU InvITs, REITs to maximise return: Analysts

NEW DELHI: It is well known that real interest rates in India are currently deep in the negative territory, which is a key reason why investors looking for optimal returns rush to the equity markets. The quest for higher returns now has a new entity in its ranks — the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). … Read more

Argus upgrades Simon Property Group to buy as recovery plan takes shape

Shoppers ascend and descend escalators at the King of Prussia Mall, owned by Simon Property Group, United State’s largest retail shopping space, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela | Reuters Mall operator Simon Property Group is set to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic on solid footing and its stock has room to run, according … Read more

REITs and InvITs can now be part of Nifty indices

Mumbai: Real Estate Investment Trusts and Infrastructure Investment Trusts will be eligible to be included in the Nifty indices with effect from September 30, according to revised eligibility criteria for inclusion released on Monday. As per the existing rules, all equity shares that are traded on the NSE are eligible for inclusion in the Nifty … Read more

Rent controls are becoming a highly divisive issue in Europe

In front of the criminal court in Moabit, supporters of a left-wing housing project in Köpenicker Straße protest against its eviction. A woman holds a sign with the English inscription “A roof or your head a basic human right”. picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images  LONDON — Rent controls are becoming increasingly popular … Read more

Retail participation: A cut in REIT lot size under review

MUMBAI: India’s market regulator is weighing a proposal that seeks to reduce the minimum investment limit in real estate investment trusts (REIT) to facilitate retail participation in this asset class, especially at a time when New Delhi is keen to monetise some of its income-earning properties. While the current floor is Rs 50,000, the threshold … Read more

Here’s why wealth advisor Josh Brown says investing in real estate is often a bad idea

People like to stick with what they know. Your home may be your most valuable asset, but that does not mean it is your best investment, according to CNBC commentator and co-editor of the new book, “How I Invest My Money.” And the equity in your home can be misleading. “It’s really a form of … Read more

Hopes for a coronavirus vaccine are creating market winners — and losers

Promising developments on the vaccine front have sparked optimism that the pandemic’s end may be in sight. But if the market trends that immediately followed positive vaccine news are any indication, some sectors will benefit a lot more than others. Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna said last week that its coronavirus vaccine was nearly 95% effective … Read more

America’s iconic retailers fight for survival as pandemic rages on

Signage is displayed outside a JC Penney Co. store in Chicago, Illinois. Christopher Dilts | Bloomberg | Getty Images For the dozens of American retailers that have filed for bankruptcy in 2020, it doesn’t always mean the end is near. Bankruptcies have piled up in the retail industry this year, as many of the consumer-facing … Read more

The housing rebound looks like it can last last… Here’s how to invest in it

A home for sale is seen in Santa Monica, California. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Housing’s powerful rebound from the thrashing it took during the early days of the pandemic looks likely to continue so long as it doesn’t become a victim of its own success. Home sales have formed an almost perfect V-shaped comeback after … Read more