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A trader reacts at his desk at the Frankfurt stock exchange June 11, 2012. (ALEX DOMANSKI/REUTERS)
A trader reacts at his desk at the Frankfurt stock exchange June 11, 2012. (ALEX DOMANSKI/REUTERS)

The week's best web reads: 7-figure traders replaced by computers Add to ...

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

Wall Street’s credit-derivatives traders, who before the financial crisis commanded $2-million (U.S.) of annual pay, are being replaced by machines as banks cut costs and heed new regulations.

Why the returns of the S&P-500 are thrashing those of hedge funds.

Treasurys have a new rival for safe-haven status: U.S. companies. In a rare phenomenon, bonds of Exxon Mobil and Johnson & Johnson are trading with yields below those of comparable Treasurys.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of bond giant Pimco, offered a four-point plan to fix the U.S. economy.

As if investors don’t have enough to worry about with the fiscal cliff, scary technical indicators for U.S. stocks are coming out of the closet.

Earnings projections for the S&P 500 are still coming down.

The outlook for dividend growth among U.S. stocks is deteriorating.

Mutual fund giant Vanguard Group has ruffled a lot of feathers with a new paper suggesting that investing a lump sum of money in stocks pays off better than the often recommended strategy of dollar-cost averaging.

Why market-beating strategies don't last.

Something Canadian investors must consider, perhaps even more than Americans: the dangers of a home-country bias

Capital Economics suggests Asia could be heading for a new major debt crisis. It says it has the charts to prove it, too.

Equities in smaller emerging markets are soaring.

The world's most misleading ETF names.


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