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Personal Finance Reader

Guide for the disgusted investor Add to ...

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

Guide For The Disgusted Investor

How your emotions – fear, anger, sadness and disgust – guide your investing decisions.

To Rent Or To Buy, That Is The Question

Some questions to ask yourself if you’re trying to decide whether to buy a house or rent.

Where’s The Bottom?

This chart uses technical analysis (based on the price and volume moves in stocks and indexes) to suggest that 11,000 is a key level for the S&P/TSX composite index. If the index falls below that, trouble may ensue.

Safety First

Investing writer Gordon Pape suggests there are RRSP and RRIF portfolios for investors who are worried about up-and-down stock markets.

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