Personal Finance


  • Can I Afford It?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:02 PM ET

    Jeremy, 40, wants to know if he can affrord a boxing card set.

  • How Am I Doing?  Saturday, 13 Aug 2011 | 9:01 PM ET

    Penny quit her job 8 years ago to stay home with her children. At the time she and her husband didn't worry about saving for retirement, but now Penny is concerned that her decision to stay home has jeopardized their future financial security.

  • As Asia Tumbles Again, Experts Warn of More Pain Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 7:28 PM ET
    A trader looks worried as he works in a dealing room in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    Asian stocks dropped on Tuesday, with the Kospi amongst the worst performers. A number of experts told CNBC the selling was likely to continue, but some pointed to the first silver linings.

  • Thai employees monitor their screens at a private trading floor in Bangkok.

    Asian markets pared losses on Thursday after early setbacks, but major benchmarks in the region are now near bear market territory, marked by a decline of about 20%. Despite those drops, experts are warning against rushing in to bargain hunt.

  • Suze Orman: This Market Is a Gift to Investors Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    Suze Orman

    Investors should stay on course and avoid panicking, Suze Orman says.

  • Some Basics About Investing in This Kind of Market Sunday, 7 Aug 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    The market is going down, up, down again ... and maybe sideways for a little while. What should you do? It depends on who you are.

  • 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.

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