|Chennai||Rs. 24470.00 (1.37%)|
|Mumbai||Rs. 24900.00 (0.97%)|
|Delhi||Rs. 24200.00 (1.26%)|
|Kolkata||Rs. 24160.00 (0%)|
|Kerala||Rs. 24000.00 (0.63%)|
|Bangalore||Rs. 23800.00 (0%)|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 24140.00 (1.17%)|
: Stocks shot higher on Monday, the last day of the year, after five days of losses. Investors were betting that politicians in Washington would work out a compromise on the "fiscal cliff," though trading closed with no deal in hand.
THE END OF THE YEAR AS WE KNOW IT: Stocks had a strong year, despite anemic growth in the U.S. and a debt crisis in Europe. The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished more than 13 percent higher, after being flat in 2011.
STOCKS TO NOTE: Homebuilder PulteGroup, appliance maker Whirlpool and Bank of America were some of the best performers on the stock market this year. They were partly making up for losses last year.