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  • Last week, I filed my 2009 Federal and State taxes through TurboTax. I found a promotion from Fidelity that offered 25% discount on all TurboTax products. If you are a TurboTax user, you can take advantage of it. You need not be a Fidelity customer to use this promotion. This ...

The days Google was relying on Yahoo Finance for online quotes are gone. Google has come up with yet another new service Google Finance. This will put them in direct competition with existing finance services from Yahoo and MSN. A first look at Google Finance is impressing with a scope ...


I fear that my Emami IPO application got rejected. The check I have issued for the IPO is not yet produced in my Bank. What could be wrong?


I am applying for Emami and Punjab National Bank Public Issues after a good sign from Jet Airways allotment. So far I have applied for 6 IPOs. Here is what happened with those applications.

  • TCS - Alloted 17 out of 49
  • NTPC - Alloted 214 out of ?
  • Deccan Chronicle - No allotment because ...

The allotment status of Jet Airways IPO can be checked here. Alternatively, you can call their toll free number 1-600-334001 and get the detials. I have been alloted 14 shares. Happy investing!


BSE SENSEX dropped by almost 50 points today. There is a mixed profit booking activity across various sectors. It is always good that there is a correction every 150+ points. This will avoid huge crash on a heavy profit booking otherwise. Even after the market witnesses a minor correction today ...


BSE SENSEX is approaching the 7000 points magical mark fastly. It was closing at all time high yesterday and the trend is expected to continue this week throughout. If it goes so, it will break the magical 7000 points mark on closing within this week for sure. It is a ...


15 public sector firms to go for IPOs, 20 for fresh floats.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's disinvestment policy proposes initial public offers (IPOs) in 15 public sector units (PSUs) as well as fresh issues for 20 listed ones.

“The 51 per cent shareholding in 20 listed and ...


Business India: New Delhi, Oct 14 : The initial public offer of state-run utility National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) was oversubscribed 1,107 percent on the fifth and last day of bidding Thursday, book building data with stock exchanges showed.

As against 865.83 million shares on offer, the company has ...