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The week's best web reads: Top 10 dividend stocks from top pickers

Dividends are an investor’s best friend. According to Standard & Poor’s, over the past several decades, about 40 per cent of the total return of the S&P 500 can be attributed to the reinvestment of dividends.


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. The web links in our daily report will be breaking for the holiday season, but we will return with the best daily web links on Jan. 2.

Top 10 U.S. dividend stocks from Morningstar's ultimate stock pickers.

Three unloved, but financially sound, dividend companies to watch in 2013.

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HBC's recent IPO didn't generate much traffic among skeptical investors. But Barron's suggests the stock is worth another look.

Since January, Edward Zabitsky of Toronto-based ACI Research has been arguing that Apple is headed to $270 a share. Here's his case against Apple.

Corporate insiders in the U.S. are no longer on the side of the bulls. But here's why there's no need to panic over the pickup in insider selling.

Hedge funds haven't been this invested in stocks since 2006.

Global fund managers are more bullish about economic growth than they have been in nearly two years, and they are particularly optimistic about China.

Even gold bull Jim Rogers is turning cautious on the metal.

Global fund managers are more bullish about economic growth than they have been in nearly two years, and they are particularly optimistic about China.

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Bottom fishing in Chinese equities is only advisable via larger-cap Chinese shares that are undisputed leaders in their industries and can survive any further slowdown should Q3's stabilization turn out to be a false dawn. Some companies that fit the bill.

Gary Shilling on why India will displace China as the global growth engine.

South Korea was the rare developed nation to avoid recession during the global crisis, but outdated perceptions have kept investors away. That's changing, amid several positive trends.

One of the world's most prominent hedge funds is sitting on a $500-million profit after making a bet that Greece would not be forced to leave the euro zone.

Is the stock market today a 'rigged game,' too difficult for individual investors?

Was Benjamin Graham skillful or lucky?

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How to calculate the real-world cost of currency conversions at Canadian discount brokers.

Bloomberg Businessweek's list of the worst CEOs of 2012.

Happy Holidays to all from Inside the Market!

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