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Apple's logo hangs inside the Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station. (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS)

Apple's logo hangs inside the Apple Store in New York City's Grand Central Station.

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The week's best web reads: No matter how you look at it, Apple's shares are cheap 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.

No matter how you look at it, says Barron's, Apple's shares are cheap. ... Although the challenge of predicting where the stock goes next has produced wildly varying forecasts on the Street.

U.S. dividend growth soared an amazing 22.8 per cent in the fourth quarter. Big-time insiders were the major beneficiaries of the flood of special dividends that were announced.

Big caps get most of the attention, but the real returns may be in lesser-known names. Consider that U.S. small- and mid-cap stocks are at all-time highs.

A year ago, Oliver Pursche, a portfolio manager with the GMG Defensive Beta Fund, offered us here at the Globe and Mail his 10 market predictions for 2012. The Canadian Couch Potato blog has a report card on how many of his predictions actually came true.

The media's top stock picks for 2013. This year, they are rooting for the underdogs.

From a longer-term perspective, the market remains overvalued, according to leading investment indicators.

A growing number of professional investors are betting that the craze for bonds has gone too far, perhaps dangerously so.

This coming year may be best characterized as a "stock-picker's market," whereby it pays to be a good stock selector, rather than knowing all the latest macroeconomic developments.

Lumber prices may tumble as much as 25 per cent in 2013, according to a new study. And Canada may to blame.

Bloomberg Businessweek's list of the best and worst investments of 2012.

Harvard Business Review's list of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world.

Tickers that the StockTwits community has swarmed around over the past year. Some of the tickers are hugely popular while others are stocks and stories you might have missed with little mainstream media coverage even as they captured the energy of real market participants.

 
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