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  • Johnson: How Much Will the Economic Recovery Cost Us? Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 12:16 PM ET

    The United States has a renewed sense of optimism.

  • To Infinity and Beyond: Investing in Space Travel Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Atlantis

    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.

  • Diamond Investing Not for Faint of Heart Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 11:27 AM ET
    Diamonds

    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.

  • How to Make Investments in High Fashion Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 8:28 AM ET
    A model walks the runway at the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center.

    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?

  • Johnson: Does the Fed Trump Fundamental Analysis? Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 10:42 AM ET
    United States Federal Reserve

    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.

  • Investment: The Final Frontier Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Abu Dhabi

    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.

  • The Psychology of Wealth by Charles Richards, Ph.D.

    What's preventing you from having the life you want, the money you want? Could it all be in your head?

  • Fine Wine, Nifty Profit Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 10:20 AM ET
    1988 Romanée-Conti

    For reliable investment-grade wine, look only to France, principally select wines from Bordeaux, and a few from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

  • Avatar movie character

    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.

  • 10 Richest US Presidential Candidates Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Since 1992, politicians vying for the highest office in America have tried to project a down-home demeanor to endear themselves to the electorate. At the same time, nobody can mount a serious campaign for the presidency without money, and lots of it. So as nice as it is to come off like someone a voter would love to have a beer with, even the folksiest candidate will never make it to the Iowa caucus without a vast war chest.Since it takes money to run for president, it’s not surprising that some

    CNBC.com ranks the 10 richest people who have sought the U.S. presidency since 1992. Check out the list!

  • US Debt Reduction Has a Long Way to Go Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 2:12 AM ET
    Credit Cards

    A couple of years ago, the words “American consumer” cast a shadow over global markets. No wonder. Back in the days of the credit bubble, American consumer borrowing helped to create a crazy debt binge, the Financial Times reports.

  • Islamic Art: More Than Religious Artifacts Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
    Islamic Art

    It's a vast, valuable and diverse category of art , and taking a narrow religious view could hurt you as an investor.

  • 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
    retired couple paperwork

    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.

  • Best Asset in Which to Invest? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    2011 was a volatile year for the financial markets, and many experts expect 2012 to be the same. What's an investor to do? Cast your vote.