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CNBC Poll: What's the Best Place to Invest?

Surprising and volatile. That's one way to describe the financial markets in 2011.

Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report
Your Money Resolutions - A CNBC Special Report

After a series of up-and-down moves, the major stock indices ended the year pretty much where they started. Precious metals offered a wild ride as well, but only gold delivered a sizable gain.

Somehow, Treasurys managed to rally again, but with prices so high at the end of the year, it's hard to imagine any more gains.

With a year like 2011, investors may be prone to scratch their heads about 2012.

What do you think?

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  • July 21- The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors.

  • Total U.S. money market mutual fund assets fell $10.22 billion to $2.57 trillion for the week that ended Wednesday, according to the Investment Company Institute. Assets in the nation's retail money market mutual funds fell $1.42 billion to $893.46 billion, the Washington- based mutual fund trade group said Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 17- Investors in U.S.-based funds poured $4.3 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 16, marking their biggest inflows in four weeks, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday. Stock exchange-traded funds attracted all of new cash with inflows of $4.4 billion, while stock mutual funds posted $70.5 million in outflows.

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