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Small- and mid-cap stocks continue to do well, with eight stocks doubling in value in the past six months.

 
 
This new series on the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) will consider the impact of the likely changes that will come into effect from 1 April 2011.
Many companies are planning to divest their stakes in unlisted subsidiaries and associate companies. Here's how such moves could affect shareholders.
A good way to evaluate a mutual fund is to assess the performance of its fund manager. The tool used for this is alpha; the higher its value, the better the fund.
The earnings yield of a stock can help investors compare its performance with that of other asset classes, especially debt instruments like g-secs.
Accidental death cover is not a replacement for life insurance. It covers death due to an accident, while a term plan covers death under any circumstance.
Invest in a company that is making profits because its financial performance is important.
Subtract your age from 80. The difference is the percentage of your corpus that should be invested in stocks.
 
 
Quantum Long Term Equity has delivered steady returns, beating the category and benchmark in the past three years.

We consider the impact of the likely changes on your earnings and investments after the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) comes into effect from 1 April 2011.
Replacing Rule Reversal, this new series on the Direct Taxes Code will consider the impact of the likely changes that will come into effect from 1 April 2011.
Frequent buying and selling of stocks is counterproductive because it pushes up the brokerage cost and eats into the returns.
To avoid dividend distribution tax on payouts from debt-oriented funds, one should go for the growth option, not the dividend option.
Long-term bond funds did very well in 2008, with the category delivering an astonishing return of 25.33 per cent during the year.
The announcement of bonus shares shows that a company is confident of the future and, therefore, the stock price moves up.
Continuing the series on financial concepts, we explain how the EV/EBITDA ratio can help identify expensive as well as low-valued stocks.