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The week's best web reads: 5 top unusual ETF picks for 2013 Add to ...

Inside the Market's weekend roundup of some of last week's best investing reads on the Internet, which are highlighted every morning in our premarket report.

Matt Hougan, president of ETF Analytics and global head of editorial for indexuniverse, shares his five top exchange traded fund picks for 2013. They are a rather unusual bunch that play off of recent themes and trends - with some offering high yields to boost. Meanwhile, here's Five ETF megatrends for 2013 in the U.S.

Metals and mining companies, and coal producers, have been in a slump amid recent economic worries. But this year and next could see a revival in the industries' fortunes and their shares. How to play the comeback via ETFs.

Bullish sentiment has hit the highest level since last February. So here's 10 reasons to be bullish in 2013. And why you should expect another year of record U.S. dividends.

Speculators are abandoning money-losing bets that stocks with the closest links to the U.S. economy will fall as America’s most-hated shares stage the best rally in a year relative to the broader market.

While fund flows are starting to flow in the direction of the equity market from bonds, it's unlikely there'll be any "great rotation" as some speculate.

One of Canada's most reliable economic indicators for stock-market direction is pointing to good times ahead.

Hedge funds run by women beat the industry last year. Nevertheless, hedge fund manager John Paulson took a giant step last year toward recovering from his recent woes.

It's official: Gurus can't accurately predict markets. ... But here's why it may be worth following the stock picks by the big hedge fund managers that are disclosed quarterly.

Three sectors to avoid this earnings season.

Why natural gas prices will stay depressed in 2013.

Goldman Sachs has issued a big warning to clients hiding out in bond funds: You're about to lose your shirt. ... but if you're staying in bonds, here's how to avoid the No. 1 mistake made by bond fund investors.

Why high-yield bonds aren't nearly as risky as most investors believe.

This could be the most important lesson for investors after the last five years of brutal returns: sit tight.  

Here's the exact moment (and reason) Apple investors panicked at the start of the recent selloff.                          

After a tumultuous decade, the airline industry finally is poised to reward investors. And Barron's believes Delta Air Lines looks like the best bet for a smooth flight.

Steel stocks have enjoyed quite a Santa Claus rally, thanks to a country that doesn't even celebrate Christmas. But China's recovering appetite isn't the only reason to take a shine to steel.

Sadly, Bob Haugen, father of low-volatility investing, died on Sunday. In October he joined Inside the Market for his first and only live discussion. Here's a transcript of the chat, and a look back at his investing beliefs via MarketWatch.

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