Personal Finance


  • Resisting the Urge to Run Away From Home Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 7:50 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Scaling back on stocks in countries with economic woes might be tempting, but few knee-jerk investing strategies born in uncertain times prove wise, the New York Times reports.

  • Asian markets fell Friday with Japan's Nikkei, Australia's ASX 200, South Korea's Kospi and Hong Kong's Hang Seng all closing down around 4 per cent.

  • No Place to Hide in Asia for Equity Investors: Pro Friday, 5 Aug 2011 | 5:01 AM ET

    The selloff Friday in Asian equities might be seen as a buying opportunity by some, but according to Mark Matthews, Head of Asia Research at Julius Baer, at a time like this there is no place to hide for equity investors.

  • Dow Likely to Drop to 10,600: Charts Thursday, 4 Aug 2011 | 8:34 PM ET
    Close-up of a pen on stock price chart

    Asian stocks dropped over 4 percent taking cues from an overnight sell-off which was the worst in two years. But some are also looking for opportunities amidst the turmoil.

  • Treasurys Among Riskiest Assets on the Planet: Analyst Wednesday, 3 Aug 2011 | 2:13 AM ET

    U.S. Treasurys have rallied in recent days as worries about slowing growth have overtaken concerns about the sustainability of U.S. government debt. But one analyst says Treasurys are among the riskiest assets on the planet today and investors should look at Asian government bonds instead.

  • How Dad's Planning Helped Us Cope With His Death Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 9:55 AM ET

    By making some important decisions while living, my father helped to lessen the overwhelming stress of coping with sudden loss.

  • Asian Currencies a Haven of Quality: Strategist Friday, 29 Jul 2011 | 3:50 AM ET

    The debt impasse in Washington has sent investors fleeing for safety, selling down the U.S. dollar and buying into safe-haven assets like the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.

  • Strategist Sees Euro at $1.30 by Year-End Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 1:56 AM ET
    Euro coin in front of the giant symbol of the Euro outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The euro is expected to stay under pressure for the rest of the year, with one analyst expecting a further 7 percent decline against the U.S. dollar.

  • Some Analysts Turn Bearish as Gold Hits New Records Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 11:51 PM ET

    As gold prices continue to break new record highs, analysts are reviewing their targets with many predicting further gains. But not everyone’s bullish on the precious metal.

  • Buy Mining Plays with Assets In Mongolia: Pro Friday, 15 Jul 2011 | 5:36 AM ET

    The Mongolian mining industry, which is to benefit from China's huge appetite for resources, is a sector to bet on. One fund manager suggests investing in mining plays that are listed internationally, but have assets in Mongolia.

  • Advisor Network: IRA Inheritance     Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 10:24 AM ET

    Investment tips if you inherit a retirement account, with Jean Dorrell, Senior Financial Security president.

  • New GLG Retail Fund to Steer Clear of Financials Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Hedge fund firm GLG Partners’ recently-launched European Equity Alternative Fund will steer clear of financial services, Pierre Lagrange, partner and co-founder at GLG told CNBC on Wednesday.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

  • Taiwan Funeral Service Provider a Good Pick: Pro Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 1:22 AM ET

    Taiwan's columbaria products and funeral services provider Lung Yen Life Service, which recently invested $40 million to set up a subsidiary in China, has an analyst bullish on its future earning prospects.

  • Rethinking Alcoa as a Bellwether Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 2:20 AM ET

    Aluminum giant Alcoa has long been regarded as a bellwether for the U.S. economy and a key gauge of the health of the commodities sector. But one strategist is challenging the notion.

  • Why Gold Trade Is Going Gangbusters Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    The dollar is rising and gold has been gaining too. What's going on? The greenback and gold are usually inversely correlated, so when the dollar goes up, gold goes down and vice versa. But not today—and that highlights the gravity of sovereign debt concerns and worries about the value global currencies, not just the greenback.

  • To Slow Piracy, Internet Providers Ready Penalties Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:25 AM ET
    iPod Touch

    Americans who illegally download songs and movies may soon be in for a surprise: They will be warned to stop, and if they don’t, they could find their Internet access slowing to a crawl, the New York Times reports.

  • Fewer Americans File for Bankruptcy Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 11:03 AM ET

    After steadily climbing for several years, the number of Americans filing for bankruptcy is on the decline, though that is not necessarily an indicator of an improving economy the New York Times reports.

  • Having shed more than 10 percent of its value against a basket of currencies in the past year, the fortunes of the U.S. dollar may start turning around soon, according to one analyst.

  • Financial Fidelity & Spousonomics     Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    When it comes to finances, most couples are not on the same page. Discussing fiscal communication, with Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity's personal investing president.

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