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  • 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.

  • Euro to Hit $1.45 if Greece Says 'Yes': Strategist Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 1:50 AM ET
    Stacks of 5-Euro bills

    Greece’s parliament will say ‘yes’ to an austerity package, says Ray Attrill of BNP Paribas, a decision that will push the euro-dollar up towards the 1.45 level.

  • Two Telcos That Offer Value Amid Volatilty Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 | 12:27 AM ET

    With volatility roiling global markets in recent weeks, Christopher Mittleman, Chief Investment Officer at Mittleman Brothers Investment Management, recommends that investors ignore the short-term events - like the Greek crisis - and focus on fundamentals.

  • Fall in EU Exports Could Impact 4 Asian Economies: RBS Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Vietnamese worker uses sewing machine at garment factory, Hanoi, Vietnam.

    Asian economies are not protected from Europe’s debt problems given their strong trade links, even though they have high savings and relatively strong financial systems, RBS wrote in a recent report.

  • Big Banks Becoming 'Public Utilities': Strategist Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 1:40 AM ET

    Investors should start changing how they view the banking sector on the back of tough rules imposed on the big lenders, says one strategist.

  • Facebook Valuation Nowhere Near $100 Billion: Analyst Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 6:58 AM ET

    Facebook is planning an IPO that could value the company at as much as $100 billion, according to CNBC sources. But not everyone is as excited by the company's listing plans. One strategist says such a sky-high valuation would force him to think twice about investing in it.

  • Recession Proof Plays     Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Four strategies for recession-proofing your portfolio, with Bob Phillips, Spectrum Management Group.

  • Is Indonesia the Next Brazil? Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 1:44 AM ET

    Indonesia’s low debt levels and strong growth potential has made the country a choice destination for investors, prompting financial firms like Deutsche Bank to compare the economy to Brazil’s in the 1990s.

  • S&P Is 'Dead Wrong' About US Debt: Pro Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | 12:21 AM ET

    Despite grave warnings by rating agencies about the United States' debt problems, not all financial experts feel the same. Jay Feuerstein, chief executive officer of investment company 2100 Xenon, says the agencies are "dead wrong".

  • Financial Advisors Tiptoe Into Social Media Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 8:51 AM ET

    Independent ones have done the most to tap the medium, but major Wall Street firms are starting to jump in.

  • Intel - Moving from a Tech to a Commodity Play? Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:04 AM ET

    Intel the tech giant. How about Intel the commodity play? According to one strategist, the chip giant has the ability to move beyond its world of semiconductors to become a leading commodity company focused on solar panels and smart grid solutions.

  • After months of speculation, U.S. online group discount retailer Groupon finally took the plunge and filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise about $750 million. While the offering has been keenly anticipated by investors, not everyone is buying into the frenzy.

  • Tech Names That Will Do Well Despite a Slowdown Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 10:30 PM ET

    Despite the sell-off in U.S. stocks on Wednesday, some market players remain unfazed. Doug Godine, Managing Director at Signal Hill told CNBC on Thursday he sees strong growth in the tech sector, especially in communication infrastructure.

  • Credit Card swipe

    It’s much better to use a credit card overseas than rely on cash or travelers checks for a number of reasons—most notably the fact that Visa and MasterCard provide some of the best exchange rates possible—the question becomes, what are the best credit card companies for foreign travel?

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