Money Week 2012 Episode 33
New Home Sales - Finally Peaking Out?After a record-high September, new home sales dropped significantly in October and new launches have slowed significantly. Market observers believe that the tightening of housing loan rules have contributed to the slowdown. Over the past year, the large supply of government land sites has met surging buyers’ demand, successfully holding down prices of private homes. With risks in the economy notably heightened recently, are the new home sales market finally peaking out?Financial Planning 101: Deciding on the Continuation of an Investment-linked Policy- what are the measures to use? An investment-linked policy (ILP) is a hybrid of insurance coverage and investment. If a policy holder finds the returns unsatisfactory after being insured for a few years, what are the measures that the policy holder should use as a yardstick to decide if the policy should be continued? What other options are there?