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Winterizing Your Portfolio

  • Riding The Recovery Requires A Balancing Act Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    For some investors "there still is a case of once bitten, twice shy,” says one money manager. If that describes you, here's some things to consider in weighing your fixed income and equities options.

  • Four Sectors Most Likely To Lead The Market Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Recovery sign

    As the US economic recovery looms larger, the gray cloud that has hung over the stock market for so long is finally starting to fade. Here's four sectors likely to outperform in the months and year ahead.

  • Eleven Surprising Stock Market Indicators Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 11:18 AM ET
    Since the dawn of trading stocks, investors have been attempting to predict the direction of the markets, making calls based on everything from solid research to gut instincts. In this vein, market indicators have been developed, acting as tools to help investors predict future market movements. Although countless indicators of varied usefulness exist, there is a special breed of indicators which find themselves off the beaten path, for obvious reasons. Some are more humorous, others are scienti

    Market indicators have been developed to help investors predict future market movements. Here are 11 that you may find surprising.

  • 'Tis The Season For Stock Pickers Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    After a stunning and broad rebound, major indices many be range bound for awhile and the right managers could thrive with judicious stockpicking.

  • Taking A Worldly Approach To the Dollar Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    If you’re getting a little queasy about the sagging U.S. dollars in your savings account, join the club.  So what’s an investor to do?  Enter currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which let even casual investors put a little foreign spice into their cash holdings

  • The World's Safest Banks 2009 Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 9:00 AM ET
    In a global economy that has been plagued by troubles in the world’s financial systems, the words “safe” and “bank” are rarely put together. The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safe banks?" These rankings are being published first on CNBC.com.For the past 18 years, Global Finance has produced a list of the World’s 50 Safest Banks, and as the markets move away from their March lows, many banks remain a point of market uncertainty, and long-ter

    The shakeup of banking systems around the world raises the question: "Which banks are the safe banks?"

  • The World's Best Banks 2009 Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 4:30 PM ET
    The global banking industry is a diverse landscape of financial services - consumer, corporate,  investment - but with so many players in the marketplace, which are the best in each segment?To answer this question,  ranked the world's best banks, using both objective and subjective criteria. The objective criteria include growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and product innovation. The subjective ones include equity and credit-ratin

    The global banking industry is a diverse landscape of financial services — consumer, corporate, investment — but with so many players in the marketplace, which are the best in each segment?

  • Time to Adjust Your Tech Portfolio Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.

  • 20 Stocks with the Potential to Pop (Oct 2009) Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:42 AM ET
    It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question, the street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the stock is headed, which is perhaps the best guideline for predi

    With data from ThomsonReuters, we took a look at which stocks have consensus estimates farthest above their stock prices (as of market close on 9/30/09).

  • Commodities: The Fab Four And A Motley Crew Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:31 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    A weak dollar and global economic recovery should boost most commodities prices, but gold, oil, corn and sugar will fare the best.

  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Real Estate Bargains Offer Real Returns Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
    Reduced Price

    Given the current buyers market, some investors may find property more attractive, never mind rewarding, than stocks; and for those convinced that the federal government's borrowing-spending binge will bring a nasty bout of inflation down the road, real estate is the hedge for you.

  • Heavy Sledding Or Easy Skating? Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Wall Street

    If 2008-2009 was the winter of our discontent, will 2009-2010 be a winter wonderland for investors? Given events of the past two years, we all have cause for being skeptical about the investment horizon, especially after a massive, six-month rally in equities and lingering concerns about corporate profits and the economy.

  • Biggest Dividend Yields of the S&P 500 Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 8:26 AM ET
    Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns.  Many publicly held corporations pay out a portion of their  earnings to shareholders, giving investors a payback whether the stock price goes up or down.  Cramer's Rule Number Four in his "" calls these "buffers."Calculated as a percentage of share price, dividends have the potential to be cut or changed and yields vary as share prices fluctuate. For the purposes of this report, dividend yi

    Especially in volatile times, dividends can be a way for investors to more effectively safeguard returns. So, what are the biggest dividend yields on the S&P 500? Click ahead to find out!

  • It's the basic question when investing in a stock: is it on the way up or will it go down? To answer this question,  Wall Street has developed numerous ways of attempting to predict what will happen, estimating various attributes tied to stock performance in order to determine what the future holds for a company's valuation.After dissecting the data, analysts following a particular stock produce a price target of where they believe the  stock is headed. Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks ar

    Out of the entire S&P 500, which stocks are analysts expecting to have the biggest price drops?Here's the top 20, according to ThomsonReuters (as of market close on 10/16/09).

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