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Traders look at electronic boards at the stock exchange in Madrid June 12, 2012. (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS)
Traders look at electronic boards at the stock exchange in Madrid June 12, 2012. (ANDREA COMAS/REUTERS)

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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.

Stock market returns: what’s normal?

A look back over 112 years shows annualized returns of 8.5 per cent for stock markets in the developed world.

The best in travel rewards credit cards

The Rewards Canada website selects the country’s top travel rewards credit cards for 2012.

What you may not know about the new mortgage rules

The Canadian Mortgage Trends blog offers 20 observations on Ottawa’s new rules for insured mortgages. One of the most interesting is that lenders may crank up the level of mortgage rate competition as a result of the new rules.

Be careful what you wish for

A reflection on recent declines in Vancouver’s once unstoppable housing market.

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