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Three great years for stocks? Hardly

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The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.

Three great years for stocks? Yes (if you were comatose)

If only you’d been in a coma through the past three up-and-down years for financial markets. Then you’d have missed all the volatility and would be able to enjoy the excellent gains made between March 2009 and now.

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The rain in Spain

Spain is a global economic power, but it has very serious debt problems. It’s not government so much as corporate and consumer debt.



Fine wine

A reader tweeted me about this website offered by wine writer Natalie Maclean. Lots of wine reviews and info on matching wine with food. Feel free to tweet me anytime about good stuff for the Reader, or e-mail me at rcarrick@globeandmail.com.



The taxman on TV

Did you know that the Canada Revenue Agency has a YouTube account? Tune in for the lowdown on stuff like the child fitness tax credit.



More money

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