Savings rates are near zero, stocks are expected to be volatile, and the job market remains weak.
2011 was a volatile year for the financial markets, and many experts expect 2012 to be the same. What's an investor to do? Cast your vote.
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.
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.
Our special report focuses on the financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.
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.
Financial resolutions are great, but when it comes to investment decisions, you'll need information and commitment.
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.
You may be surprised how quickly these 10 simple changes can add up to real money in your pocket.
Teaching your kids about investing while they're young can set them up for a lifetime of financial success and stability. Here's how Cramer recomemnds getting them started.
Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the "Fast Money" gang, as well as other top trading pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow.
Every lap around the track, each sit up and all of those salads are just one more way to save for retirement.
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.
If your long-term plan is to keep working, investing and living where you are until the day you retire, and then change your lifestyle and financial life, you are practicing what I call “cliff living”—living one way until you abruptly leave the world of work, then leaping to a whole new level of life and finances.
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Gold edged up on concerns over upcoming increase in U.S. interest rates, with bullion still on track for its biggest weekly drop in two months.
Oil rose on Friday as concerns over fighting in Iraq extended short covering from the previous session.
Gold may struggle to top $1,300 again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Fed's resolve.
NEW YORK— Few industries slip into jargon as much as the investing world. As quickly as you can give your shoe size, mutual fund managers can rattle off their "active share" or "duration." Such terms have all the grace of a clog, but they can also give valuable information investors should consider before buying a fund.
NEW YORK— It looks like we really are giving the stock market another chance. Last year stock index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds attracted a net $166.6 billion, according to Morningstar. At the same time, $98.4 billion went in the opposite direction out of actively managed ones.
NEW YORK, Jan 22- Calling it a play on falling U.S. gas prices, the portfolio manager of the one of the top-performing large-cap value funds over the last decade recently purchased slightly more than 1 million shares of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc, parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. Dunkin' Brands shares fell nearly 10 percent over two days after the...
You don't need to love Yahoo, just math to justify buying the stock, according to one analyst.
CNBC's Jim Cramer says Google should increase spending on on its most undervalued asset—YouTube.
Strategist Bob Doll tells CNBC it's all about the negative impact of lower oil prices and the rising dollar.
What are the hot exchange trade fund investments for 2015? Here's what's got investment advisers talking at the annual Inside ETFs conference in Florida.
Big changes are coming for the industry this year. Expect mutual funds to jump into the fray, as well as hedge funds.
Stocks have been off to a rocky start, but that is now starting to change as we enter the heart of earnings season.
Starbucks stock retreated in heavy volume after a report suggested the coffee chain's growth may be losing some steam.
Expanding into China would represent a "gigantic game-changer" for one social media site, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.
Muddled by inconsistent earnings and stock performances, one sector appears tougher and tougher to predict, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.