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As the losses fixed-income investors saw in 2013 may occur again when the Fed raises interest rates, bonds may not always be a safe investment.
With interest rates apparently set to rise, CNBC takes a look at sample record-high benchmark rates from around the world over the past century.
Lower-cost ETFs are enjoying record inflows and increased popularity as a vehicle for higher yields and downside protection in a bond bear market.
While savings in this country is dismal, there is hope because 87 percent of CNBC readers polled said they would save money if they got a windfall.
All generations of pre-retirees are facing some level of savings shortfall, but there are steps anyone can take to help build their 401(k).
The financial services industry, not necessarily helping investors paralyzed with indecision by devising more portfolio choices, should limit options.
Despite downgrades and fiscal woes, now could be the time for investors to get in on Puerto Rico, says YPO member Francisco De Armas.
Divorces are usually difficult and emotional, but preparation, organization and use of a certified divorce financial analyst can reduce stress levels.
From the age we begin working, many of us create a spendthrift lifestyle that can't be maintained after retirement.
U.S. investments in Russia and Ukraine are not likely to be heavily impacted, long term, by current military and political tensions.
Investors are concerned about rising rates and its effect on portfolios. One advisor details how to prepare for a rising interest-rate environment.
With inflation low and rates up, a run on Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities isn't likely but investors may think low-priced TIPS a good hedge.
U.S. investors are pumping money into world equity markets, where Europe and Asia offer growth but emerging markets and commodities pose challenges.
Proper estate planning entails drawing up a detailed will, and perhaps trust or health proxy, with the help of a qualified attorney.
Emotional stress often follows financial windfall, making careful planning and investing essential to surviving sudden monetary gain.
While premiums are expensive, long-term care insurance allows you to maintain your independence and can reduce some financial stress.
Amid rising interest rates, financial advisors say fixed-income investment strategies make bonds a smart way to protect against stock risk.
The post-retirement switch from wealth accumulation to living off of savings poses challenges for retirees looking to not outlive their savings.
The family home, long thought of as a lucrative investment vehicle, performs poorly compared to other asset classes as a means of retirement savings.
Financial resolutions for 2014 should include longer-term planning and a customized approach to investing, to protect against market volatility.
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