12.11.2012 - India: How about real estate futures?
When inflation is close to 10 per cent most of the time and an investor wants to maximise returns, the nominal return should be more than the inflation rate. Typically, the stock market is considered the best bet, while government securities (GSecs) give the most conservative yield, though the relative risks are proportional. Bank deposits are somewhere in between. One area that has not been looked at closely is the real estate market. The National Housing Bank (NHB) tracks an index called the Residex, which looks at residential housing prices over 15 centres. This has been reckoned from 2007 onwards, and is tracked on a quarterly basis...............................................Full Article: Source
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