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Investor Spring Cleaning 2011

  • Are We There Yet? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:52 PM ET

    In our annual special report, you'll find a bucket of investment-advice stories, as well as soothsaying analysis from our coterie of market watchers, stock charts, polls, slideshows and a quiz.

  • Stocks: Rally On Or Run Away? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:00 PM ET

    The powerful and rapid rebound in the stock market over the past two years calls for a thorough review of your asset allocations. A lot has changed and there's more to come.

  • Energy: Second Chance For Big Gains Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.

  • Assessing Asia’s A-List Markets Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:53 PM ET
    Traders sit at their desks at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong.

    Investment flows turned against Asia-Pacific in the first quarter of this year, but the most promising markets look  poised for another wave of hot money in the second half of 2011.

  • Forex Gaining Currency With Retail Investors Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    It's looking like an especially dynamic year for the currency market, so you might want to check out a new generation of low-cost, online foreign exchange trading platforms.

  • ETFs Gone Wild Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    This year is likely to bring another record number of exchange traded funds, with a good number of them built around booming sectors and exotic niches.

  • Dividends Pay Off For Big Tech Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    Apple iPad 2

    Measuring the benefits of dividend payments is a balancing act. For tech companies, it’s a matter of whether the valuation support that dividends provide justifies the implicit admission that their organic growth opportunities are limited.

  • Exploring Their Options Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    From Libya to Larry Page, markets have absorbed an above-average amount of headlines so far in 2011. Let's take a quick look at some of the headlines beyond geo-politics and then put on the table what might happen next.

  • Many Unhappy Returns Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET
    pile of bills

    Assuming you have been unable to achieve paperless perfection, managing household records can be tricky — never mind, time consuming — business, even for the uber organized.  Follow these rules.

Interactive Features

  • POLL: WHAT'S THE BEST INVESTMENT NOW? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:34 PM ET

    In the past three years, stocks, bonds and commodities have all posted big gains at one time or another, while those favoring the safety of cash have seen minimal return on their investments.

  • QUIZ: ARE YOU A MARKET MAVEN? Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:37 PM ET

    It's been a tough few years for investors, with some lessons learned. Some of us have qualified for market maven status. How about you?

Market Movers

  • On The Horizon Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:01 PM ET

    The list of trip wires for the markets is getting longer. We decided to do a little trouble shooting to see if there are others lurking out there for 2011.

  • Maria Bartiromo Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:03 PM ET

    A selloff may be likely ahead of the end to the Fed's QE2, growth outside the U.S. will lead and technological in health care will attract investors.

  • Patti Domm Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    The central bank's exit from QE2 will be tricky, energy prices could spook investors and consumers, and housing and jobs need help from each other.

  • Bob Pisani Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 8:58 AM ET

    Watch for the Middle East and Japan to hit corporate profits, China to keep the brakes on growth and governments to struggle with rising inflation.

  • Stephen Schork Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stephen Schork of "The Schork Report" says the impact of the Middle East turmoil is far from over and expects a a "scorched earth" approach from departing rulers.

  • Michael Yoshikami Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    YCMNET Investment Committee Chairman Michael A. Yoshikami sees disappointing U.S. economic growth but strength in emerging markets and commodities for the rest of the year.

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