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Actress Mila Kunis attends the 'Freunde Mit Gewissen Vorzuegen' (Friends With Benefits) Berlin photocall at Hotel Adlon on July 29, 2011 in Berlin. (Getty Images)
Actress Mila Kunis attends the 'Freunde Mit Gewissen Vorzuegen' (Friends With Benefits) Berlin photocall at Hotel Adlon on July 29, 2011 in Berlin. (Getty Images)

Inside the Market

The week's best web reads: Uh-oh, celebs are talking stocks 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.

Market signals

An ominous sign that stupid money is in play and a big market pullback is ahead: celebrities like Black Swan star Mila Kunis are talking stocks.

When money is scared and wants to come out of risk assets, what is the safest place? Oddly, lately it's been the Japanese yen.

Blackrock's CEO says Cyprus is not a major problem for markets and predicts U.S. equities will rise a further 20 per cent this year.

S&P 500 operating earnings per share estimates are too optimistic - and that suggests the market is expensive. Yet, several indicators suggest the latest market rally isn't over yet.

How have markets historically performed in the 5th year of a bull run? This chart has some answers.

Another reason to diversify into the U.S. market. Health care, a sector that there is little of in Canada, has been the top performer down south year-to-date.

After amassing unprecedented wealth during 14 years of world-beating economic expansion, citizens of the so-called BRIC countries are losing their appetite for stocks even as U.S. households return to equities.

Are companies' present zeal to buy back their own shares a matter of buying high?

Top bond fund managers are battening down the hatches ahead of a looming storm sparked by higher interest rates.

Investing strategies

When to take investing advice from Twitter.

Why index investing isn't a good idea when it comes to emerging markets these days.

Economics

How Europe let Cyprus get into this mess.

Ben Bernanke is tightening his control of Federal Reserve communications to ensure investors hear his pro-stimulus message over the cacophony of more hawkish views from regional bank presidents.

Commodities

Natural gas could be the commodity market's 'sleeping giant.'

Indian gold funds are shrinking for the first time since June as investors in the biggest bullion-consuming nation follow billionaire George Soros in pulling money from products backed by the precious metal.

 

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