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Carrick on Money: How Canada lags on protecting investors

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How Canada lags on protecting investors
This Reuters news story about the lack of pro-investor regulatory changes here in Canada was picked up by the Chicago Tribune. We're getting noticed on this outside the country.

Mortgage rates headed higher
The mortgage rate outlook panel on RateSupermarket.ca can see fixed rate mortgages getting more expensive in September.

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How crazy is Toronto real estate?
For your amusement: This MLS listing in Toronto was out there for days with an upside down picture of the house for sale. Not mentioned is the possibility that this is an actual upside down house, and that there will be multiple offers that lead to a bidding war and the house selling at over the asking price.

The worrier's shopping list
Economist Nouriel Roubini looks at several unknowns in financial markets that could upset things as we head into the fall.

More money
Join the 31,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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