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  • Dividend Stocks Can Pay Off For Recent Retirees Monday, 22 Feb 2010 | 12:49 PM ET

    Retirement isn't all about fixed-income investing. Your portfolio also needs a solid income stream and growth potential (for offsetting inflation).  Otherwise, you may outlive your savings.

  • Rough Bond Landscape Sends More Investors Into ETFs Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    With corporate bond demand facing an uncertain period after a robust 2009, investors face a hunt for yield in which bond funds will play an even greater role.

  • Losey: Retirement Resolutions for Your 50's & 60's Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 9:37 AM ET

    If you haven’t maxed out your 401k/403b contributions at work, you are eligible to take advantage of what is known as the catch-up provision. In essence, if you haven’t saved as much as legally possible every year you’ve been working, you are able to contribute an extra $5,500 per year (over and above the legal limit - $16,500) into your retirement plan in 2010.

  • Junk bonds have returned a monstrous 56% thus far this year. “For performance-chasing investors, junk was the only game in town,” says one pro.

  • Muni Bonds: The More The Merrier Friday, 4 Dec 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

    If a largely tax-free return on your investment isn’t already good enough, if you’re still jittery about the market, you might be looking for a less risky alternative to stocks and even some fixed income vehicles.

  • Time to Buy Treasurys? Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 8:07 PM ET

    Cramer interviews BlackRock's co-head of US fixed income to find out.

  • BofA Board in Civil War Over Lewis' Successor Sunday, 8 Nov 2009 | 9:50 PM ET

    Civil War is breaking out on the board of directors of Bank of America over the selection of a successor to CEO Ken Lewis, people close to the company say.

  • Former Citi President's Fund Up 84% This Year Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 6:20 PM ET

    Tom Maheras, Citigroup's former president and the man at the heart of the firm's push into what eventually became tens of billions of dollars in toxic debt, is running a hedge fund that is up 84 percent so far this year thanks at least in part to some unusual investing.

  • Former Citi Trader Starts New Hedge Fund Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 10:28 AM ET

    A trader blamed with crippling Citigroup is making a comeback by starting a hedge fund that has already attracted decent interest, people familiar with the situation told CNBC.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Riding The Recovery Requires A Balancing Act Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    For some investors "there still is a case of once bitten, twice shy,” says one money manager. If that describes you, here's some things to consider in weighing your fixed income and equities options.

  • If anything, Goldman’s handsome profits are a barometer of the government’s bailout of the financial system, from the straight-up handout mechanism called TARP to the Federal Reserve’s less direct, but probably more beneficent, policy of rock bottom interest rates and other favorable lending facilities.

  • Treasurys Look Pretty Risk-Free: Charts Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    Treasurys and other government bonds will prosper if the inflation threat stays at bay a little longer, and a slight fall in the Russian market would help the global economy, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital, told CNBC Monday.

  • Charts: Get Used to $50-$70 Oil Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 6:18 AM ET

    If oil's rally continued toward $90, then when it dipped again, it would be unlikely to reach lows hit in March. However, if oil fails to reach $90, it is likely to retest March lows, Robin Griffiths, technical strategist at Cazenove Capital told CNBC.

  • Passerby's in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    As confidence increases in stocks and a slew of factors works against US  debt, investors are unlikely to flock to Treasury bonds until yields get significantly higher.

  • Pros Say: Global Gov't Debt Crisis Next Friday, 22 May 2009 | 7:33 AM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    After the S&P Ratings Agency lowered its outlook on Britain to negative from stable, stoking fears other AAA-rated countries which are running huge debt levels could share a similar fate. Experts tell CNBC that a global government debt crisis is coming.

  • Bye-Bye To Buy And Hold Monday, 18 May 2009 | 12:15 PM ET

    The time-tested investment mantra of buy and hold has become so unpopular that even those who advocate the strategy don’t refer to it by that name anymore.

  • Where to Find Top Yields Friday, 15 May 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    From safe municipal bonds to risky closed-end bond funds, just about everything is on sale.

  • Where to Invest Now: High-Yield Bond Funds and more Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 9:38 PM ET

    We ask two top financial planners to give us one idea each for the average investor.

  • Where to Invest Now: Ideas From Our Pros Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 10:21 AM ET

    Two top financial advisors reveal their favorite investments for right now.