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Carrick on money: You want exciting investments? Play Monopoly

The newest Monopoly token, a cat, rests on the deed to Boardwalk.

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

You want exciting investments? Play Monopoly
A satirical look at some options for people who want more action from their investments. The lesson here is that excitement = risk.

Now for a refresher on how to do the right thing as an investor, which is to buy low and sell high. It's the foundation of smart investing, but it's hard do. Here's some advice on how to get with the program.

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