Financial resolutions are great, but when it comes to investment decisions, you'll need information and commitment.
Amid a plethora of worries ranging from political unrest in the Middle East to slowing growth in China, the hope normally associated with the start of a new investment year has been trumped by fear. Rather than playing down risk, investors are obsessing over it.
With uncertainty and volatility big issues much like last year, money managers say go for high dividend-paying stocks and sectors such as healthcare, consumer staples and utilities.
While experts recommend tracking expenses to rein in unbridled spending, it is possible to build a nest egg without accounting for every penny. Start by having your paycheck deposited into a master account, from which all big payments are auto-debited.
In the low-interest rate environment of today, new strategies are needed to make the most of your savings and avoid the inevitable bite of inflation.
Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.
I’m a big proponent of rightsizing personal finances to match one’s goals and desired lifestyle, with the ultimate aim of a seamless transition to retirement. That’s right: retirement.
Every lap around the track, each sit up and all of those salads are just one more way to save for retirement.
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CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was up after a stronger-than-expected jobs report; gold prices were weaker for the same reason; and natural gas was off slightly on the day.
CNBC's Seema Mody looks at three stocks to watch Monday, including Alpha Natural Resources, which was downgraded today; NutraSystem, which was upgraded today; and Urban Outfitters, which reports earnings Monday.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Traders are still looking at the weather and Ukraine. Business inventories may grow, and the Labor Department will issue a report on just how many jobs were open.
The SEC issued a warning about the rapidly growing segment of mutual funds, liquid alternatives.
A portfolio manager at Man Group has decamped to Neuberger Berman to expand its growing lineup of alternative funds.
The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, trailed more than 70 percent of its peers in February preliminary Morningstar data showed.
Starbucks stock retreated in heavy volume after a report suggested the coffee chain's growth may be losing some steam.
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Muddled by inconsistent earnings and stock performances, one sector appears tougher and tougher to predict, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.