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  • Moody's Bank Review  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:46 PM ET

    What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective

  • Europe Crisis Will Take Years to Sort Out: Paulson Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Henry Paulson

    Although there are similarities with what the United States went through at the onset of the financial crisis, the issues in Europe are are more complex and will take years to resolve, Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and founder of the Paulson Institute told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    Jerry Lewis

    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • Will the Greek Sacrifice Push the Markets Higher? Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 1:58 AM ET

    The Greek parliament’s approval of fresh austerity measures despite violent protests in Athens opened the door for a brighter disposition in markets and this could push stocks upwards, according to analysts.

  • The Sideways Play Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.

  • The Bear Case Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:55 AM ET

    It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.

  • Greek Turmoil Sparks Selloff  Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 3:33 PM ET

    Greek lawmakers continue to rangle over the country's austerity measures. Will recent events inspire investors to get out of the market? David Darst, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Meg McClellan, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, discuss.

  • Invest in Global High-Yield Bonds  Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 6:45 PM ET

    Eric Takaha, Director of Corporates/ High Yield, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group says a combination of cheap valuations and good fundamentals makes the high-yield sector attractive in the current market environment.

  • If your long-term plan is to keep working, investing and living where you are until the day you retire, and then change your lifestyle and financial life, you are practicing what I call “cliff living”—living one way until you abruptly leave the world of work, then leaping to a whole new level of life and finances.

  • Bullish on US Equities? Market Pro Explains  Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Jason Pride, Glenmede director of investment strategy, discusses opportunities in U.S. equities and why he likes emerging markets in Asia. "The balance sheets of the governments are extremely strong," he adds.

  • UniCredit Plans $32.6 Billion Covered Bond Issue Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:15 AM ET

    UniCredit is planning to raise up to €25 billion ($32.6 billion) through the issue of so-called covered bonds as Italy’s largest bank by assets seeks to open up a new stream of funding amid ongoing pressures on bank liquidity in the euro zone, the Financial Times reports.

  • Hunt for Yield  Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Strategies for investing in fixed income instruments, with Christian Mundigo and Kip Testwuide, BNP Paribas co-heads of sales for fixed income.

  • Is a Healthy Lifestyle Part of Your Retirement Plan? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Every lap around the track, each sit up and all of those salads are just one more way to save for retirement.

  • Investors May Want to Stay on the Defensive Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.

  • Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.

  • Risk-Off Mentality Could Benefit Contrarians Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    Amid a plethora of worries ranging from political unrest in the Middle East to slowing growth in China, the hope normally associated with the start of a new investment year has been trumped by fear. Rather than playing down risk, investors are obsessing over it.

  • Plan Now, Profit Later Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    Our special report focuses on the  financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.