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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Jim Cramer explains what to watch ahead of the open including Alcatel Lucent and Nokia. Cramer describes the contrasts between Nokia and BlackBerry, "they are two ships passing in the night."
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why Washington is less of an issue for the markets than the upcoming earning season.
Crude was mixed on Thursday.
BOSTON, Dec 11- Capital gains pain has arrived for U.S. mutual fund investors. "In many respects, it's a good news story," said Joel Dickson, a senior investment strategist at Vanguard Group. Fidelity's $16 billion Magellan Fund plans to distribute capital gains of $5.52 a share in 2013. That is up from just 2 cents a share in 2012, according to fund disclosures.
BOSTON, Dec 11- Capital gains pain has arrived for U.S. mutual fund investors. Fidelity's $16 billion Magellan Fund, for example, plans to distribute capital gains of $5.52 a share in 2013. That is up from just 2 cents a share in 2012, according to fund disclosures.
MUMBAI, Dec 11- When Franklin Templeton's India unit wanted to launch a mutual fund that would switch allocation among stocks, bonds, gold and money markets, the Indian regulator baulked, deeming it too risky for domestic investors, according to the company.
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.