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  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning 2011

    March 2011 will be one of those months to remember for investors. And despite a rough start, it managed to contribute to the market's best quarterly performnace in almost 15 years. Here are the best and worst performing stocks in the ten sectors of the S&P 500 during Q1.

  • CNBC Poll: Is The Fed's QE2 Good ForThe Stock Market? Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 9:50 AM ET

    There's nothing like low interest rates when it comes to making Wall Street happy and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy has never been more accomodating for the stock market. Easy money, however, can sometimes be too much of a good thing.

  • Bob Pisani Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Watch for the Middle East and Japan to hit corporate profits, China to keep the brakes on growth and governments to struggle with rising inflation.

  • POLL: WHAT'S THE BEST INVESTMENT NOW? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    In the past three years, stocks, bonds and commodities have all posted big gains at one time or another, while those favoring the safety of cash have seen minimal return on their investments.

  • Stephen Schork Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stephen Schork of "The Schork Report" says the impact of the Middle East turmoil is far from over and expects a a "scorched earth" approach from departing rulers.

  • Patti Domm Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    The central bank's exit from QE2 will be tricky, energy prices could spook investors and consumers, and housing and jobs need help from each other.

  • Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.

  • Michael Yoshikami Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    YCMNET Investment Committee Chairman Michael A. Yoshikami sees disappointing U.S. economic growth but strength in emerging markets and commodities for the rest of the year.

  • On The Horizon Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    The list of trip wires for the markets is getting longer. We decided to do a little trouble shooting to see if there are others lurking out there for 2011.

  • Stocks: Rally On Or Run Away? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    The powerful and rapid rebound in the stock market over the past two years calls for a thorough review of your asset allocations. A lot has changed and there's more to come.

  • Assessing Asia’s A-List Markets Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look  poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.

  • Move to 'Synthetic' US Junk Bonds Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 12:18 AM ET

    Demand is growing for "synthetic" financial instruments that enable investors to take positions in the US junk bond market without owning the underlying securities.

  • Why Muni Bond Crisis May Be Exaggerated Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 9:37 AM ET

    Savvy investors are looking at the muni market and the state debt crisis a little differently. Iinstead of looking at the number as a whole, they break it down into its pieces and see both a far more manageable problem than is seen by those who gross up the problem and opportunities.

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying More Muni Bonds Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 12:01 PM ET

    A spike in yields and a desire to diversify portfolios is prompting some unusual investors to jump into the municipal bond market, say traders and analysts.

  • Poll: Time to Buy Muni Bonds? Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:30 AM ET

    While some experts see this as an opportunity, skeptics says it's a new financial crisis in the making and that muni bonds should be avoided.  Tell us what you think.

  • How States Can Fix Budget Crisis Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 6:29 AM ET

    States are caught in an extended fiscal squeeze caused by rising costs and lower tax receipts. In addition, the aid distributed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is pretty much used up.

  • UBS Bonus Delay Not Due to Pool Size: CEO Tuesday, 8 Feb 2011 | 8:20 AM ET
    UBS

    Delays in the announcement of the bonuses at UBS were not due to executives' unhappiness about the size of the bonus pool, UBS CEO Oswald Gruebel told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Muni Bond Yields Higher Than Junk: DoubleLine's Gundlach Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    People need to think about junk bonds in relation to comparing them to municipal bonds, Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of the fixed income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital and former CIO of TCW Group, told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Planning For Retirement Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011 | 11:20 AM ET
    elderly woman with financial advisor

    Maybe it's the turning of the calendar or that little bit of a tailwind in our economy's sail, but if you’re thinking about retirement, do something about it. Say yes to the New Year, not to the old you.

  • Morningstar Names Top Fund Managers for the Year Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    Morningstar, the big rater of mutual fund performance, named managers from Sequoia, Janus and Templeton as its top fund managers of the year.