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  • Money Market Funds Still a Risk: SEC’s Schapiro Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    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.

  • Fund Manager McLennan: Money Has Been "Corrupted" Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 3:53 PM ET
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    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.

  • A Stock Picker with a Basket of Consumer Staples Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 1:11 PM ET
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    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.

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    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.

  • Where to Put Your Cash, Now Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:42 AM ET
    Where to Put Your Cash, Now

    Fidelity Investments Bond Group president, Bob Brown discusses where to get the most from your investment dollars amid a low interest rate environment.

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    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.

  • Will Fed Let Economy 'Twist'? Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:03 AM ET
    Will Fed Let Economy 'Twist'?

    "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.

  • U.S Markets a Gamble? Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:00 PM ET
    U.S Markets a Gamble?

    Andre Julian, Trade Aviator, and Jay Bryson, Wells Fargo, discuss how investors should position their portfolios now.

  • Chasing Returns Amid a Return of Uncertainty Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:45 AM ET
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    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.

  • Core Conundrum for Investors: Bonds or Stocks? Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:44 AM ET
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    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?

  • Rewriting the Golden Rules of Retirement Investing Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 6:42 AM ET
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    Secure, steady and safe. Those three words once associated with the rules of retirement investing no longer hold true, as many retirees have been forced to assume more risk than they would like.

  • Mega Deals on Mega Yachts Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    Mega Deals on Mega Yachts

    Mediterranean mega-yachts are at a 10-30% discount this summer, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • A Bull-and-Bear Guide to ETFs  Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 10:18 AM ET
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    Our special report, "ETF Strategist," gives investors a better understanding of the wide world of exchange traded funds, providing the pros and cons of investing in various asset classes and sectors: fixed income, commodities, emerging markets, technology and currencies.

  • Euro Zone Faces Capital Flight: Currency Strategists Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 4:10 AM ET
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    The euro zone crisis has entered its third phase, that of a flight of capital, and this will push the euro much lower, foreign exchange strategists from Nomura wrote in a market note.

  • The Bull Case Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:04 PM ET
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    Since the global economy is increasingly interconnected, that should be good news for growth-oriented currencies, and the exchange traded funds, ETFs, that trade on them.

  • The Personal Play Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 12:04 PM ET

    The world of currency exchange traded funds, ETFs, is a small one, but it allows investors to bet on single currencies and baskets of curencies and choose the right tax structure.

  • Metals ETFs Attracting Safe Haven Crowd Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
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    Investors who jumped into U.S. Treasurys and the dollar during the latest flare-up of the EU crisis appear to have expanded into gold and other metals, according to a new report.

  • Winning Equity ETFs During May EU Crisis Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 12:42 PM ET

    A few sectors have managed to gain ground during the past three weeks, and retail investors who took advantage of the right ETFs have something to show for it.

  • 10 Best Treasury ETFs During May's EU Crisis Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
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    Fixed-income investors are once again looking sage-like, as the latest eruption in the EU crisis ravages equities.  Two of these funds are up more than 7 percent.

  • The Bull Case Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 8:21 AM ET
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    Combine a desire for yield with expectations for slow but steady economic growth and tame inflation and you have an environment that should benefit all but the priciest U.S. bonds.