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New Year's Financial Resolution

  • Plan Now, Profit Later Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    Our special report focuses on the  financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving, allocating and investing money.

The Year Ahead

  • What to Expect from the Financial Markets in 2012 Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:48 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    Financial resolutions are great, but when it comes to investment decisions, you'll need information and commitment.

  • Risk-Off Mentality Could Benefit Contrarians Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:50 AM ET

    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.

  • Investors May Want to Stay on the Defensive Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    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.

Managing Your Money

  • Financially Disorganized? Try These Tips Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:46 AM ET

    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. 

  • 11 Money Saving Strategies Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:53 AM ET
    In challenging economic times, people look for different ways to save money and clean up their finances. It pays to educate yourself so that you can make informed decisions about budgeting, investing, and other aspects of your finances. While the biggest savings come from limiting your spending to the cash in your wallet, the trick is to set reasonable goals. Simple steps like paying off your credit card balance each month to increasing your contribution to your retirement account, are attainabl

    You may be surprised how quickly these 10 simple changes can add up to real money in your pocket.

  • Income-Generating Ideas for Seniors Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:51 AM ET
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    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.

  • A Challenge for Every Generation Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:47 AM ET

    Whether you are twenty-something and in your first job or sixty-plus and and retired, there are steps you should be taking.

  • 2012 - The Year You Rightsize Your Finances Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:27 PM ET

    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.

  • Is a Healthy Lifestyle Part of Your Retirement Plan? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 1:31 PM ET

    Every lap around the track, each sit up and all of those salads are just one more way to save for retirement.

Slideshows

  • 10 Top Stocks for the Long-Term Investor Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
    Does the market seem almost schizophrenic to you? One day euphoria sends stocks surging, then the very next day fear sends investors running for the exits. Sick of it? We are, too. Here are our latest “slow money” trades compliments of the Fast Money gang, as well as other top money pros. These are stocks to buy and hold for the long term, no matter what the market does tomorrow. So, what are the traders’ top buy-and-hold picks? Click ahead to find out!

    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.

  • Cramer: 10 Stocks to Buy Your Kids In 2012 Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    There's nothing more gratifying than seeing your child's face light up when you give them the perfect present for the holidays. Oh wait, yes there is: Seeing them succeed their whole life! And guess how you make that happen? You teach your kids about money and investing as young as possible, Cramer said.The earlier you start, the better off they will be. So, this year, instead of buying your kid the hottest toy that's going to make her friends drool, consider giving the gift that could keep on g

    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.

Investing: Complete Coverage

  • Stocks Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 8:48 PM ET

    In-depth market analysis, real-time stock market data, research and earnings from CNBC.com.

  • Bonds Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 8:48 PM ET

    Bonds market data, news, and the latest trading info on US treasuries and government bond markets from around the world.

  • Commodities Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Price: $ 32.11 YTD % Chg.: 11.7 12-Mos % Chg.: -23.8100-Day Avg. Volume: 22,986 Market Cap: 20,579,946 Fund Description: "The Dow Jones-UBS Cocoa Subindex Total ReturnSM is a single-commodity sub-index currently consisting of one futures contract on the commodity of cocoa, which is included in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM."

    The latest commodity trading prices for oil, natural gas, gold, silver, wheat, corn and more on the U.S. commodities & futures market.

  • Currencies Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    Currencies, Currency Markets, News and Rates on International Currency

  • Mutual Funds Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 | 8:54 PM ET

    Info on Mutual Funds, Money Market Funds, Equity Funds and Bond Funds

CNBC Blogs

Polls

  • What's Your Financial Priority? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    Savings rates are near zero, stocks are expected to be volatile, and the job market remains weak.

  • Best Asset in Which to Invest? Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012 | 9:49 AM ET
    Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

    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.

Commodities

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Mutual Funds

  • Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell by $35.02 billion to $2.58 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell by $5.33 billion to $912.96 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • The $9.4 billion Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund plunged 11.75 percent during the first 14 days of April. That put the fund near the bottom among nearly 3,800 U.S. mutual funds tracked by Lipper Inc. Only six funds performed worse, but they had less than $100 million in assets each.

  • BOSTON, April 16- American Funds, the No. 3 U.S. mutual fund family, advised some customers to change user names and passwords on Wednesday as the number of companies and people affected by the notorious "Heartbleed" bug grows.

Bonds

Stocks

Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

Market Insider with Patti Domm

CNBC Stock Blog

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