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Rob Carrick's Reader: Why Warren Buffett doesn't get gold

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

Why Warren Buffett Doesn't Get Gold

In his most recent letter to shareholders of his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett was critical of gold as an investment. Here's a rebuttal that politely suggests Buffett doesn't understand gold's benefits.

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Inflation-Deflation Consternation

A look at what global investing data going back to 1900 tells us about the behaviour of bonds, stocks, gold and residential real estate in periods of deflation and inflation. As good an argument for diversification as you'll find.

Grab Those CPP Benefits At 60, Or Wait?

Wondering whether to start your Canada Pension Plan benefits at 60 instead of waiting until 65? Here are some charts that show how the dollar benefits of waiting versus taking the money early. There's data for 2012-2016 here.

Student Debt...Owed By Parents?

In the United States, student loan debt taken out by parents is growing faster than loans set up by students. While helping their kids, parents are endangering their own retirement.

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