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Managing Your Money for the Year Ahead

On Wall Street, the January Effect refers to the tendency of stocks to rise in the first month of the year as new money enters the market.

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On Main Street, it might as well be the tendency of people to use the new year as an opportiunity to make resolutions that rarely survive the month.

We're not, however, talking about losing weight or exercising; we're interested in the financial decisions that will pay off throughout the year — saving, preserving allocating and investing money.

Such an exercise can be as basic as getting organized or as complicated as finding the right sectors in which to invest.

Our special report, "Your Money Resolutions," is all about taking care of your money: getting organized, improving your balance sheet, maximizing retirement income, assessing risk and identifying the right equity sectors.

Plus, you'll learn what our market prognosticators expect from various markets in 2012.

Commodities

Currencies

Mutual Funds

  • NEW YORK, June 2- The Pimco Total Return Active Exchange-Traded Fund posted net outflows of $53.9 million in May, ending the month with $2.6 billion in assets under management, according to Morningstar data on Tuesday. Pacific Investment Management Co, a unit of Germany's Allianz SE, had assets under management of $1.59 trillion as of March 31.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- A leading mutual fund trade group is asking U.S. regulators to pressure their international counterparts to abandon efforts to draft criteria that could be used by countries to designate large funds as systemically risky. In a May 28 letter made public on Monday, Investment Company Institute President Paul Schott Stevens told the heads of...

  • NEW YORK— Don't know what to make of the junk-bond market? One month, dollars are flooding into junk-bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. But skittishness has been particularly high, with $9.3 billion fleeing junk-bond funds in December only for $9.6 billion to go right back in two months later.

Bonds

  • A trader signals an offer in a Treasury note options pit at the CME Group in Chicago.

    U.S. Treasurys were steady on Wednesday before a slew of economic data, with the 10-year Treasury yield near a two-week high hit the previous day.

  • Why RBI's rate cut failed to jolt markets

    Vikas Khemani, CEO of Edelweiss, says investors were disappointed with the lack of a guidance in the Reserve Bank of India's commentary on Tuesday.

  • Here's the downside to Australia's Q1 GDP

    David Bassanese, chief economist at BetaShares, says the quality of Australia's first-quarter gross domestic product isn't "fantastic" as consumer spending remained soft.

Stocks