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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Despite all that should be hurting gold, the precious metal has traded flat for the month. Is that a bullish sign?
Gold edged higher, but a lack of support from Asia, a strong U.S. dollar and equities due to hopes of more stimulus from the ECB are expected to check any big upside for the metal.
Supply fears clipped an early rally in oil despite data showing a steep drop in U.S. inventories.
Dollars are pouring into China again despite worries about the country's slowing economic growth. China's economy also still has its doubters, as do broad swaths of its stock market. Much of the worry centers on how well China can navigate a slowdown in its economic growth.
Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by regulators than planned after their lobbying against a first proposal backfired, sources said.
NEW YORK— If bonds start to tumble, should I sell my bond mutual fund? It's a question investors are asking as expectations rise for a more volatile bond market. Inventories of investment-grade and high-yield bonds at Wall Street banks and other primary dealers are now just 20 percent of where they were in 2007, according to State Street Global Advisors.
The mid-term election will be a disappointment—but that's a good thing for Wall Street, says hedge-fund manager Todd Schoenberger.
The Fed's low interest rates could bring a 50-60 percent market correction, technical analyst Abigail Doolittle tells CNBC.
Surprisingly, Burger King won't be able to justify much of the Tim Hortons deal through tax advantages.
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.