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Pimco’s Bill Gross. (JASON REED/REUTERS)
Pimco’s Bill Gross. (JASON REED/REUTERS)

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The week's best web reads: Bill Gross note sparks criticism Add to ...

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

Market views

Bill Gross urges investors to stick with bonds in a new note to clients that carries a metaphor termed tasteless by a Financial Times blog.

.... but then there's James O'Shaughnessy, who is calling this a "generational" chance for bond investors to sell.

Some Wall Street pros believe the stock market has experienced the sort of decisive, powerful liftoff from a generational low that should last for years to come, making every setback to come a buying chance.

...and then there's the always gloomy Marc Faber now seeing U.S. stocks crashing 20 per cent by year end.

Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel has long been bullish on the market, and over the past few years, he's been dead-on. His enthusiasm for equities is not subsiding.

Insight

The Canadian Couch Potato blog takes a look here and here at some interesting findings from a recent research paper on index fund portfolios. Among them: index funds, when combined together in a portfolio, have a higher probability of outperforming actively managed funds than they do individually.

Five lessons for investors when it come to hyped IPOs.

Five actively managed ETFs in this year’s freshman class that are either unique or are getting a lot of buzz.

Some useful investing tips from the new book, Trading: The Best of the Best.

The one question you must ask before you actively invest.

The science behind the Netflix algorithms that decide what you'll watch next.

New research backs up Warren Buffett's belief that an excellent company at a decent price makes a better buy than a fair company at an excellent price.

The returns of equities and commodities have become more integrated in the aftermath of the subprime crisis, a result that questions the diversification benefits of commodities.

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton on the games being played in the futures markets by the big banks and other mega players.

Tech world

Ashton Kutcher is very good at portraying Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie.

Facebook stock is looking overheated.

 

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