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  • 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.

  • There will be continued upside for South Korean firms as the U.S. economy continues to gain momentum, says Daphne Roth, Head of Equity Research, Asia at ABN AMRO Private Banking.

  • When Taxes Attack: Forced Out by High Taxes Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
    Bald Eagle

    Taxes are a necessary burden but in some states, they're becoming so financially unbearable, they're pushing some residents and companies out.

  • Gold Could Gain 30% by Year-End: Fund Manager Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:25 AM ET

    Gold prices took a tumble in late January, but have since been going from strength to strength. Spot gold has risen 6.5 percent since January 28th. One fund manager thinks the precious metal has more upside as it remains undervalued.

  • To Hedge Against Inflation, Buy Li & Fung: Analyst Sunday, 3 Apr 2011 | 7:55 PM ET

    In a rising inflationary environment, one stock to own is global supply chain manager Li & Fung, Vineet Sharma, Head of Consumer, Asia ex-Japan Equity Research at Barclays Capital told CNBC.

  • There's strong upside potential for China's mega lenders, says May Yan, Director and Head of China Banks Research at Barclays Capital, citing their strong fundamentals. She expects shares of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the country’s biggest bank, to gain 15 percent in the next 12 months, with a price target of HK$7.40.

  • While the uncertainty surrounding Japan in the past few weeks may have caused some to avoid this market, one veteran Japanese fund manager says equities are still attractive, particularly in the small-cap sector.

  • Last-Minute Tax Moves Could Help You Catch Up Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    There are just a few weeks until tax returns are due. Make sure you don't miss tax moves regarding your individual retirement accounts that could potentially reduce your tax bill.

  • New Retirement: Focus on Foreign Stocks Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 4:03 PM ET

    As we've seen over the past few weeks, global events can impact different markets in many ways, making diversification even more important.  So when it comes to your retirement fund, just how much should you have invested internationally?

  • Now's the Time to Put Money in Russia: Strategist Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:23 AM ET
    Residential homes sit in front of the coal fueled Ferrybridge power station as it generates electricity in Ferrybridge, United Kingdom.

    As governments around the world rethink nuclear power, with fears rife about leaking radiation at Japan’s earthquake-damaged plants, Steen Jacobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank, recommends investors focus on Russia to benefit from its energy potential.

  • Japan Disaster Strengthens Case for Commodities: Rogers Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Oil prices have fallen sharply in the wake of the disaster in Japan as investors have shunned risk. Nymex has declined around 5 percent since last Friday's earthquake and tsunami. However, Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings, who has been a long-term bull on oil,  thinks it's only a matter of time before the current trend reverses.

  • More than four out of ten American millionaires say they do not feel rich, according to a recent survey.

  • The Burden of Pensions on States Friday, 11 Mar 2011 | 8:54 AM ET

    In Wisconsin, new pension cost estimates are expected to show that contribution levels are too meager and more money will be needed from public workers, the NYT reports.

  • Death of the American Dream?  Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | 7:50 PM ET

    Suze Orman explains why she thinks the America dream might now be dead.

  • Emerging Markets Still the Place to be: Strategist Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | 7:53 PM ET

    Strategists warn the recent rotation out of emerging market equities are overdone, and are advising investors to stay invested in these markets.

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