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    Looking for better returns in a volatile rate marketplace? Experts suggest looking carefully at corporate junk bonds and dividend stocks.

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    Competing financial priorities, such as student loans and caring for aging parents, may take you off course when trying to fund retirement.

  • The oil storage depot at Indonesian oil company Pertamina in Jakarta

    Energy stocks eventually will go up unless the global economy collapses. But keep it simple. Don't overthink your basis for a rebound bet.

  • Retirement guides run the gamut—from stating the obvious to engaging in scare tactics. Here's a checklist of things to boost your savings.

  • new home sales

    Affordability and credit are factors that could blow the steam out of any housing rebound. Young first-time buyers remain cash-strapped.

  • NYSE New York Stock Exchange traders markets

    There are smart ways investors can diversify holdings in preparation for rising bond yields. Options include floating-rate and value funds.

  • Think you have what it takes to be a do-it-yourself investor? There are at least 7 essential traits you need to be successful.

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    Big companies are betting DIY investors want some help when constructing their portfolios—and are jumping into the $19 billion market.

  • Vanguard founder Jack Bogle

    It's time for investors to take an activist approach and search for hidden fees and conflicts of interest, Vanguard's founder says.

Latest Special Reports

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    The Sohn Investment Conference, presented by CNBC, gathers the world’s savviest investors to share money-making ideas. All proceeds go to charity.

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    A fixed-income strategy is key for investors who are retired or are approaching retirement. This special report details the range of tools and strategies used to manage a fixed income portfolio.

  • Unlock the keys to building a successful long-term financial plan: manage your money, grow your money, and protect it.

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