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  • Focus on China's H-Shares, Ditch A-Shares: Mobius Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | 2:32 AM ET

    Emerging equity markets were amongst the top performers in 2010 and Mark Mobius, executive chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, expects the trend to continue this year. The global investor remains heavily exposed to the sector.

  • 10 Questions to Ask at Your Performance Review Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 1:16 PM ET

    It's that time of year — time for performance reviews! Stop rolling your eyes and use this opportunity to get what you want at work. Here are 10 questions to ask at your performance review.

  • Mark Madoff’s Name Became Too Big a Burden to Bear Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 7:19 AM ET
    Financier Bernard Madoff (R) with his sons Mark Madoff (L) and Andrew Madoff (C) during July 2001 in Montauk, NY.

    Behind the screen, the burdens of life as Bernie Madoff’s son — the continuing suspicion from the public, the harsh accusations in numerous lawsuits, and his exile from the world of Wall Street — steadily became unsustainable.

  • retired couple paperwork

    After plowing money into 401(k)'s and IRAs for decades, struggling over which investments to choose and how best to boost your returns, the time does come, eventually, to withdraw those funds. Here, tips on how to proceed.

  • How to Manage Your Retirement Plans Right Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 12:10 PM ET
    Retired couple

    The "set it, and forget it" mentality doesn't work with retirement plans. Evaluate them regularly.

  • Gift Cards With Bells and Whistles Saturday, 11 Dec 2010 | 1:10 PM ET

    Retailers are adding features like aromas, photos and recorded messages to make gift cards more attractive.

  • Christmas will no longer be on credit for many shoppers, despite tempting offers from retailers and credit card companies trying to coax the plastic out of consumers’ wallets.

  • Dividends Make a Comeback, And Tax Cut May Fuel Growth Thursday, 9 Dec 2010 | 10:06 AM ET
    Stock shares

    A proposed extension of the 15 percent tax on dividend income may nudge more companies to restore dividends that were cut during the financial crisis, analysts say.

  • Oil Pipeline

    These investments—partnerships that own oil and gas pipelines and storage facilities—throw off great income for investors while providing equities-like liquidity.

  • To Convert Or Not To Convert? Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 1:32 PM ET

    You may want low tax rates to continue, but waiting too long to find out if that's really going to happen could have important consequences for your retirement savings.

  • Gold Becoming a Hedge Against 'Monetary Uncertainty' Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 1:27 PM ET
    Gold coins and bar

    Gold isn't serving as a hedge against inflation, as traditionally has been the case. Instead, as investment guru Dennis Gartman points out, investors see gold as "a hedge against monetary uncertainty."

  • Silver Prices Surging on Near-Record Demand Monday, 29 Nov 2010 | 9:56 AM ET

    Silver prices have soared 60 percent in 2010, driven in large part by a strong investment demand, particularly strong buying of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, backed by the physical metal.

  • Investors Must Take Advantage of Tax Rates Now: Pro Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 11:22 AM ET

    Investors must take advantage of the lower rates now because of uncertainty over whether  the Bush-era tax cuts will be extended, Tim Speiss, head of the personal wealth advisory practice at EisnerAmper LLP told CNBC.

  • Making end-of-the-year tax decisions is always a tricky business for investors, but even more so this year considering the lack of certainty over levies on dividends, capital gains and ordinary income.

  • Winning Consumer Stocks in China Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 2:58 AM ET

    With the explosive growth in China’s disposable income, Aadil Ebrahim, MD of Bowen Capital Management is betting on the mainland’s homegrown consumer stocks.

  • Money Woes Can Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 9:02 AM ET

    New research shows that one of the first signs of impending dementia is an inability to understand money and credit, contracts and agreements., reports the New York Times.

  • Making Do With Less is the 'New Retirement' Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 12:28 PM ET
    Retirement

    Longer life expectancies, rising health-care costs and dwindling investment portfolios could be devastating to the personal finances of pre-retirees, unless serious changes are made in retirement planning.  Welcome to the new retirement normal.

  • Bank of America and GMAC are firing up their formidable foreclosure machines again, after a brief pause, but homeowners are asking why lenders often balk at short sales. The New York Times reports.

  • Credit Cards Soon to Get a Makeover Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 7:01 AM ET

    Next month, Citibank will begin testing a card that has two buttons that allow users to choose whether they pay with rewards points or credit. The New York Times reports.

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