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Rob Carrick's Reader: Bulls and bears - two views collide

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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.

Bulls and Bears: Two Views Collide

Stocks look okay in comparison to bonds, but don't put much faith in the more bullish forecasts out there.

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In this adaptation of his upcoming letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett explains his preference for stocks over bonds and gold for reasons tied to both returns and safety.

Hot Tips On Used Cars

Used car buyers: Data mined from Craigslist suggests this online marketplace is a much cheaper place to buy than from a dealer.

The No-Name Game

This report says stores have been jacking up prices on their generic no-name products to the extent where they're no longer the bargain they once were against name brands.

Boomerang Kids

Members of my Facebook personal finance community talk about whether today's young adults are too prone to live at home and financially sponge off their parents.

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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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