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In Stanley Gibbons’ world famous London stamp shop, collectors marvel at the rare “plate 77 penny red” stamp while turmoil rages far away in the financial markets. The rare stamp, seen as the holy grail of stamps from Great Britain, costs nearly $900,000 – a sizeable investment and one that an increasing number of investors are considering as an alternatives to today’s unstable markets.
Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher, The Gloom Boom & Doom Report, says there is another crisis coming with regard to sovereign debt. The fiscal deficit in the U.S., he says, is not going to come down unless governments are willing to make draconian cuts.
With Chase and Discover recently introducing and experimenting with free balance transfer credit cards, they have breathed new life into a genre that industry experts previously believed to be extinct. However, the moves have left many scratching their heads.
With interest rates on savings accounts at record lows and uncertain returns in the stock market, investing in technology start-ups has become increasingly appealing.
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.
Michael Jackson’s jacket, a Madonna dress, even plates bearing the Queen of England’s face - in a world of cold hard investment, the collection of special items that hold a particular value because of their significance in our collective memory makes a welcome change, and perhaps represents the ultimate alternative investment.
There are horse syndicates at all levels, for all prices. You can buy into a horse for as little as $1,000, although more heralded prospects will likely run you at least $10,000 for a 5-to-10 percent share.
Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.
The United States has a renewed sense of optimism.
It’s no secret that the global economy is in trouble, so if you’re bored of the world of stocks and bonds and feel the tedium of a slowing market, the time may have come to explore whole new world of investment: space travel.
Breaking in is difficult due to a lack of investment vehicles, limited access to buyers and sellers and varying pricing models.
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.
Vintage fashion investment is an increasingly lucrative area, and with substantial public demand for luxury clothes, fashion retail businesses have seen impressive returns – so is there still room to get money for old rope?
Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke went to the well of make-believe wealth once again, setting the stage for more bond buying in last week’s announcement. With a sullen economy supported by 36 months of smoke and mirrors, the punch bowl was never far away.
With around 140 countries considered frontier markets—regions trading at a 25 percent discount to more popular emerging ones—CNBC explores the best opportunities for prospective investors.
The third in a special series of investors’ clinics on CNBC, Chief Economist at Exotix, Stuart Culverhouse, answered your questions on the opportunities in frontier market investment on Tuesday 31 January.
What's preventing you from having the life you want, the money you want? Could it all be in your head?
For reliable investment-grade wine, look only to France, principally select wines from Bordeaux, and a few from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.
In an age of celebrity and fame, Hollywood might seem like a great place to make money fast, but while the payoffs in major film production can be massive, so can the losses.
CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!