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Leafs' Paul Ranger checks Flyers' Nick Cousins through the air during first period NHL pre-season action between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday Sept. 15, 2013 in London, Ontario.DAVE CHIDLEY/The Canadian Press

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

Lose your cable TV, keep NHL hockey
Yes, you can still watch hockey if you cancel your cable TV service – though not as much as you might like.

Here, a personal finance blogger explains a decision to keep cable. Basically, it comes down to having access to HBO and football games.

And here's a chart showing how the average ticket price for the four major professional sports leagues in North America has tracked in recent years.

Dow vs. S&P 500
The Dow Jones industrial average is the better performing stock index since 1980, this chart shows. Investing directly in either index is easy using exchange-traded funds.

Can you spot an investment fraud?
It says here that nearly half of Americans can't, and there's no reason to expect any different from Canadians.

Beware mediocre investment returns
What's worse – a big plunge in the stock market over a year or an extended period of mediocre returns? The answer as explained here will surprise you.

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