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The week's best web reads: 3 worst financial forecasts of last 5 years 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.

Lessons

The three worst financial predictions of the last five years.

Seven ways that stock buybacks often disappoint.

How ordinary investors get taken by Wall Street pros.

Strategy

This innovative new strip bond ETF for Canadians may be worth a look for those seeing a fixed-income product combining the tax-efficiency of GICs and the liquidity and security of government bonds.

A good primer on where to put your money when long-term bond yields rise, as they are now, based on several historical studies.

What to worry about - and where - if you have money invested in tumbling stocks of emerging markets.

What investors should really fear - and what they shouldn't.

Why you may want to give the benefit of the doubt to the bull market sticking around.

Trends

Did you know that some elite traders get a head start on market-moving data with plenty of time to execute trades before the general public receives the same information? In this case, they certainly do.

Wall Street’s biggest bond dealers are telling clients to shift from most fixed-income markets into U.S. stocks as deepening concern the Federal Reserve will pare unprecedented stimulus fuels the worst debt losses since 2011.

Second-quarter earnings guidance among S&P 500 companies was among the most negative on record.

Shares of discount brokers are gaining the most since 2003 compared with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, a sign that small investors are joining the four-year bull market even after U.S. stocks suffered their biggest losses in six months.

A strange occurrence in the derivatives market suggests the bond sell-off is different this time.

Investor sentiment is undergoing big changes.

Stock market returns by country so far in 2013. You'll see Canada doesn't have much in terms of bragging rights.

Higher mortgage rates aren't affecting the U.S. housing market - so far.

How the carry trade has been hurting your portfolio this week.

Gurus' views

Pimco, the world’s largest active bond manager, says investors should cut risk amid a more than 60 per cent chance of a global recession in the next three to five years.

Jim O'Neill, the former chief economist of Goldman Sachs, thinks bond yields are heading to near 4 per cent and not even Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can stop to "inevitable shock" that's coming.

David Rosenberg on how, in a fascinating reversal, equities are being sought for income and bonds for capital gains.

 

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