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The Vortex roller-coaster.Philip Cheung/The Globe and Mail

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

From panic to euphoria: Isn't investing fun?
A chart of the performance of the S&P 500 stock index since 1996, with annotations showing how each twist and turn may have altered investor emotions.

Looking for an online broker?
The Money Smarts blog reviews one of the best, Qtrade Investor, which has been a top finisher in my annual ranking of online brokers for years.

The downside of CPP hikes
Increasing Canada Pension Plan benefits is often mentioned as a way to address insufficient retirement savings. Here, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business argues that higher CPP premiums would lower the takehome pay of workers and higher contributions by business, which might then create fewer jobs. What the video doesn't address is the benefit of putting more money in the CPP – a higher level of income in retirement.

Top Canadian dividend ETFs
A look at your six different options for investing in an exchange-traded fund holding dividend stocks.

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