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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 signals

It's another bubble for real estate in Nevada and Arizona.

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Two indicators based on market divergences are flashing caution signs—or worse, writes Mark Hulbert.

Bullish sentiment in the U.S. is dropping like a rock.

The worst time in the so-called presidential cycle begins now.

Mohamed El-Erian, Pimco chief executive and co-chief investment officer at Pimco, is warning investors not to wait until September to reposition your portfolio.

Physical gold buying is picking up and leading U.S. banks say prices are bottoming.

The S&P 500 is crushing hedge funds this year.

Smarter investing

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It's important to remember that when it comes to investing for income, not all dividends are created equal.

Investing in luxury items can yield high returns, but the risks are commensurate.

Price-to-earnings ratios can be misleading.

ETFs

Canadian Couch Potato blog takes a deeper look into three new Vanguard Canada ETFs.

Low-volatility ETFs may not be what they used to be.

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An ETF designed to capitalize on buyback bonanzas has beaten all of its peers and the market this year.

A new low-volatility commodity ETF is nearing a launch. And check out this new U.S.-listed emerging markets dividend growth ETF.

Tech

By some measures, Google shares are much cheaper than they were at the IPO nine years ago.

Google's most famous and most imitated job perk has quietly disappeared.

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Investment Editor

Darcy Keith is The Globe and Mail's Investment Editor. He has been a business journalist since 1992 and joined the Report on Business in 2010 from Yahoo! Canada, where he was the senior editor of finance. More

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