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The week's best web reads: Little-known stocks George Soros loves

Billionaire investor George Soros is seen here at the Canada International Council annual dinner where Soros received the Globalist of the Year award Nov. 15, 2010.

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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.

A look at the smaller-cap stocks held by billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros. Most are not household names, but they do have interesting and unique business strategies.

Charles Lieberman, the founder of Advisors Capital Management, has developed a successful equity-oriented strategy that is geared toward investors at or near retirement and designed to provide generous income.

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Four leading indicators of major market tops suggest the bull market is on shaky ground.

The "January barometer" indicator suggests the first trading week of the year foreshadows what's to come. Don't believe it.

Investor appetite for risk has risen to a nine-year high.

The sell side indicator suggests equities may be in trouble.

For Canadian investors, the importance of Europe's continuing economic meltdown varies widely by sector, with significant implications for two of the biggest in the S&P/TSX – banks and energy.

Market correlations are starting to pick up again - and that's a bearish sign.

Evidence that sector rotation strategies don't work.

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Five rules about value stocks that can make you money.

Once viewed as a risky fringe investment, emerging-market bonds now seem one of the safest bets in fixed income.

The problem with investing in REITs instead of bonds.

20 insights from the book "superperformance stocks"

Copper prices are up sharply since last June, but the rally is unlikely to last, says Barron's, as too much supply could choke the market.

Apple is at risk of losing the crown of the world's biggest company by capitalization.

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Apple and Google have long dominated the smartphone market. Now a new giant, Tizen, is rising to challenge their dominance, with its Linux-based operating system.

How a leveraged buyout could actually turn Dell into the tech success story of the decade.

How Samsung got to be the biggest tech company in the world.

Why you should still board Boeing's 787.

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