Personal Finance


  • 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.

  • 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.

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