Municipal bond market is still struggling

Jan 14, 2011
More than two years after the financial crisis' credit crunch, many cities and states are still feeling the effects -- worries about budget deficits has borrowing costs up and the municipal bond market is struggling. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

How to identify and build your investor identity

Jan 14, 2011
Tess talks to Frank Murtha, co-author of "MarketPsych," on how to identify and build your "investor identity."
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance

The stock market is up. Compared to what?

Jan 7, 2011
The stock market is up a fraction over 1% for the week. But what does that mean? is one of the best websites for putting the stock...
Posted In: Investing

SEC looks into Goldman Sachs-Facebook deal

Jan 5, 2011
The SEC is looking into whether the deal breaks rules that limits a private company to 500 shareholders. But as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, Facebook might soon find incentives to go public.
Posted In: Investing, Law

Tech shares in high demand on private market

Dec 28, 2010
Popular tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have billion-dollar estimated values, which are all based on what investors are willing to pay on the private secondary market. But that sort of trading may be getting too popular for its own good.
Posted In: Investing

What to do with my debts?

Dec 27, 2010
Question: I got my bachelor's in studio art in 2007. Now I'm 26 and have been out of school and paying off 2 student loans for nearly 3 years. The...
Posted In: debt, Investing

What's your financial fib?

Dec 27, 2010
What is your biggest lie about money? Washington Post personal finance columnist Michele Singletary lists her five favorite money fibs....
Posted In: Investing

Bonds too risky right now

Dec 23, 2010
Question: I'm nearing retirement and I'm aware of the standard advice that I should be putting an increasing portion of my investments (in my case,...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings

How bad will the municipal bond market get?

Dec 22, 2010
There has been some talk that the municipal bond market is going to bring trouble, and an analyst predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in defaults. Janet Babin looks into the matter.
Posted In: Investing

The story behind the gold run

Dec 20, 2010
Gold fever. This is a fascinating story about the creation of the SPDR Gold Trust....
Posted In: Investing