U.S. sovereign bonds gained on Monday, as a wobbly start to the week in equities boosted demand for so-called safe haven assets.» Read More
Population: 48.9 million Currency: Won (KRW) Natural resources: coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, hydropower potential Industries: Electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel
South Korea's economy has been dominated by dozens of financially complex, conglomerates that have been central to its rise on the global stage.
Asia's fourth-largest economy is far less vulnerable to shocks triggered during the Asian financial crisis in 1997.
The economy is dominated by companies that are now household names such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motors, and Kia Motors.
South Korea's economy and its stock market are dominated by dozens of financially complex, family-run, multinational conglomerates that have been central to the nation's rise on the global stage.
South Korea's resilient economy has earned it a rank among the so-called Asian tigers. But, its export-driven industries are volatile, even as it's grown to global prominence.
Before becoming PIMCO CEO and co-CIO, El-Erian held top posts at the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Management Company. He's also a prolific writer, including as a guest blogger for CNBC.com.
If you’re looking for more than a pure financial return, socially responsible investing may be a great alternative, Tom Ricketts, Incapital CEO and owner of the Chicago Cubs, told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”
CNBC's Rick Santelli weighs in on why he's frustrated by Europe's inability to get their financial house in order.
Fidelity's John Carlson says there's still plenty of opportunity to diversify with emerging market debt, for which the China slowdown is less of a drag.
Although changes to money market funds since 2010 have made them more transparent and stable, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro told CNBC that there are structural weaknesses still to be addressed.
Matthew McLennan, manager of the First Eagle Global Fund, focuses on investment options including equities that offer real returns over time. Holdings include gold and big tech names.
Don Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management says consumer staples may be plain vanilla, but you know what you're buying and what the companies will be selling in the years to come.
Bob Brown, Fidelity's bond group president, says with rates unlikely to rise anytime soon and US growth weak, the safe-have, flight-to-quality argument remains sound — even if your're tired of hearing it.
Fidelity Investments Bond Group president, Bob Brown discusses where to get the most from your investment dollars amid a low interest rate environment.
Companies like MassMutual have a special responsibility in helping all Americans confront the reality of the current situation, and understand what they need to do, writes the company's CEO.
"I'd like to see the Fed stand pat, I think they are more likely to do an Operation Twist," says Peter Fisher, BlackRock global head of fixed income, discussing the odds of additional Fed easing when officials wrap its two-day meeting today.
Andre Julian, Trade Aviator, and Jay Bryson, Wells Fargo, discuss how investors should position their portfolios now.
Fear, uncertainty, volatility. Investors on the sidelines have been stuck with a shaky three-legged stool of late. What lies ahead may not be any less unsettling. Nevertheless, investors would like to move forward — and move up in the world of investment returns.
Some see the bond market rally as tired and overblown, while others say stocks are vulnerable to risk even though they are historically undervalued. So what's an investor to do?