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A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company's post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this file photo taken January 18, 2012. (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)
A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company's post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this file photo taken January 18, 2012. (BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)

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The week's best web reads: How Goldman predicted the gold crash 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.

Gold

How Goldman Sachs saw the gold crash coming that others missed. But the scariest part of the gold crash is that no one really knows why it happened.

Marketwatch's Mark Hulbert on why gold's fair value may only be $800 an ounce.

Charting the size of the monetary base may not work so well for gold investors anymore.

Gold's fall has cost hedge fund manager John Paulson at least $1.5-billion so far this year.

Investor Jim Rogers says gold is in need of a correction and he isn't buying yet.

Gold companies are living dangerously because of no hedging.

Strategy

When it comes to all those analyst ratings, you might as well just flip a coin.

Lessons on picking the best dividend stocks from a newsletter with a stellar track record.

ETFs

The Canadian Couch Potato blog contends these new iShares ETFs are the most significant index funds to be launched in Canada in at least six months.

How to tell how well your ETF tracks its index.

Why it suddenly pays to own the natural gas ETF.

Exchange-traded funds tracking gold were put to the test by the turmoil in precious-metals markets over the past week, but traders said they weathered the storm with only slight signs of stress.

ETFs may offer the most effective way for individual investors to exploit the momentum phenomenon.

Trends

The IPO market's hottest craze: dividends.

A selloff in speculative-grade bonds is as much as four years away, according to Jeffrey Gundlach, manager of the top-ranked DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund. Meanwhile, the average junk-bond yield has hit a new record low 5.5 per cent.

The real story in the stock market these days is perhaps being told by the Dow Jones Transportation Average. And it’s a potentially worrisome story indeed. 

Companies

The bull case for Apple. And, for balance, here's the bear case for Apple.     

Things may soon get ugly for Priceline, the best performing stock in the S&P 500 over the past five years.                             

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