Personal Finance


  • Japan Banks Cheap, But Not Cheap Enough Sunday, 8 May 2011 | 10:37 AM ET
    Women walk past the logo of Japan's second-largest bank Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo.

    Japan's top three banks have had 10 percent wiped off from their market cap since the March 11 earthquake. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group , Mizuho Financial Group and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group have been further knocked below liquidation value, making them very cheap to buy. But analysts say not cheap enough.

  • Why the Sell-Off in Commodities is a Good Thing Friday, 6 May 2011 | 1:53 AM ET

    The commodities rout this week has raised questions whether that the bull-run in the sector is over, and more worrying, if it represents a bad omen for the global economy.

  • Dollars and Cents: Financial Responsibility     Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 10:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at what you need to do to create a responsible financial plan.

  • Platinum, Palladium—The New Hot Metal Trades? Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 2:09 AM ET

    With silver prices tumbling for a third straight session, traders are questioning if its record-breaking rally in recent months is finally over.

  • Dollars & Sense     Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson with a look at responsible financial planning.

  • An Indian stock broker looks worried as he watches the screen in Mumbai, India.

    The killing of Osama bin Laden is a positive event for Pakistan's economy and stock market, despite doubts about whether the country's military was complicit in hiding the Al Qaeda leader, according to a strategist.

  • 10 Tips for Surviving the Housing Market Friday, 29 Apr 2011 | 3:48 PM ET

    The economy is starting to improve but the housing market has yet to show any significant signs of recovery, which has homeowners nervous. How do you tough it out until the housing market recovers? Here are 10 tips from real-estate moguls.

  • Dollars and Sense     Thursday, 28 Apr 2011 | 11:13 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares retirement investment strategies.

  • More Americans Raiding Retirement Funds Early Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 9:35 AM ET

    Nearly one-fifth of full-time employed Americans have raided retirement accounts in the past year to cover emergencies, according to a national Bankrate survey.

  • "One of the things Boomers have to do is own the trade. If energy is more expensive, they probably should have a larger portion of that in their portfolio. If they're concerned about food being more expensive, the same," says one portfolio manager.

  • Investors would do well to start preparing themselves for rising inflation in the U.S., and the best way to do that is to invest in U.S. banks, according to Michael Yoshikami, CEO and Founder of YCMNET Advisors.

  • Investors would do well to start preparing themselves for rising inflation in the U.S., and the best way to do that is to invest in U.S. banks, according to Michael Yoshikami, CEO and Founder of YCMNET Advisors.

  • Investing in the Kid and His Robot Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:17 PM ET

    Ask a kid about LeBron James and he'll most likely perk up and say, "Yeah, he's cool." Mention the name Steve Jobs and that same kid will set the ringtone on his iPhone to crickets chirping. Some companies and organizations are aiming to change all that, investing in programs that teach kids that science and technology are cool.

  • S&P's threat to downgrade the U.S.'s AAA credit rating is a wake up call for Asian investors, according to one senior economist. John Silvia, Chief Economist at Wells Fargo told CNBC on Tuesday that the current U.S. budget situation was unsustainable over time.

  • Be Your Own Central Bank; Own Gold, Silver: Marc Faber Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 12:16 AM ET
    Dr. Marc Faber

    Famed investor Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report said investors "should be their own central banks and gradually accumulate gold reserves as a currency", rather than speculating in gold.

  • Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    Student loan debt outpaced credit card debt for the first time last year and is likely to top a trillion dollars this year as more students go to college and a growing share borrow money to do so, reports the New York Times.

  • Can Bad Credit Still Cost You a Job? Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:18 PM ET

    The recession left a lot of people with bad credit — even people that previously had sterling credit. So, are hiring managers now willing to overlook bad credit or can it still cost you a job?

  • Yen Carry Trade is Back On: Strategist Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 9:21 PM ET

    Much of investors' focus this week may have been on the rate decision by the European Central Bank (ECB), but Mansoor Mohi-uddin, Chief Currency Strategist at UBS Investment Bank, says the big event in currency markets already happened back in March, when the G7 nations staged a co-ordinated intervention to stem the yen's strength.

  • ETF Flows Returning to Emerging Markets: BlackRock Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:29 PM ET

    After seeing an an outflow of funds in the first quarter, emerging markets seem to be gaining favor with investors once again.

  • More Unmarried Couples Living Together in Retirement Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
    Retired couple

    More than seven-and-a-half million couples live together without tying the knot—and that number is growing. It may appear to be a simple arrangement, but can be full of complexities when it comes to money and financial planning, especially in retirement.

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