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 extended losses on Wednesday to trade near a nine-month low, clobbered by a stronger dollar and lack of support from China.
Oil ended the session at multi-month lows, giving up on a rally as investors grew jittery.
Market complacency could lead to a powerful decline in stocks, argues Scott Clemons of Brown Brothers Harriman.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- Investors in U.S.-based mutual funds committed a net $831 million to bond funds in the week ended Sept. 24 on continued appetite for tax-free municipal debt, data from the Investment Company Institute showed on Wednesday. "This is just a yield-chasing play," said David Keeble, global head of fixed income strategy at Credit Agricole in New York.
NEW YORK— With Bill Gross' surprise departure from Pimco, 45- year-old Daniel Ivascyn now finds himself watching over trillions in assets at the huge mutual fund firm. Gross co-founded Pimco in 1971 and ran the firm for four decades, turning the company's flagship product, the Total Return Fund, into a $221 billion behemoth.
Sept 30- Morningstar downgraded its analyst rating on the Pimco Total Return Fund to "bronze" from "gold," citing uncertainty about outflows and the reshuffling of management responsibilities after the exit of co-founder Bill Gross.
Art Cashin of UBS says several factors are hurting stocks: Geopolitical tensions, Ebola, deflation and growth worries.
Stocks sank Wednesday and while buyers appeared to be staying away, two market pros said the pullback has created opportunities.
Starboard aims to spin off Yahoo's core business, leaving stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan as the company's main assets
SEC's Commissioner Dan Gallagher discusses which stock and bond market regulations needs overhaul.
Steel companies are finally realizing the need to deleverage, consolidate and restructure.
Many strategists seem nervous that economic data going forward will come in lower than expected. They might be right.
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.