U.S. government debt prices fell on Friday after key inflation data came in a bit lighter than expected.» Read More
The government wants to make it easier for workers to convert part of their 401(k) savings into an annuity that would pay guaranteed income checks for life — no matter the ups and downs in the markets.
For most of us, retirement will be the shortest, most challenging period of our lives and yet few are fully prepared for this life stage.
In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.
Mike Materasso, Co-Chair, Fixed Income Policy Committee at Franklin Templeton Investments, talks about his outlook for the U.S. fixed-income space after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a cautious outlook on the U.S. economy.
"Delaying retirement leaves a worker with fewer years of retirement to finance, more time to save and earn returns, and higher Social Security benefits," says one financial planner.
These are the best of times for the world’s most ravenous borrower, the United States of America, the New York Times reports.
Robert Michele, J.P. Morgan Asset Mgmt. Global CIO, who oversees $140 billion in assets, offers his view on the markets.
Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.
What impact will a Moody's downgrade have on banks and capital markets? Brad Hintz, Sanford Bernstein research analyst, provides perspective
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.
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.
Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.
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.
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.
Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.
It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.
U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.
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.
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.