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The week's best web reads: 11 signs the market rally isn't over

A trader looks at his screens during a bond auction on a trading floor in Madrid on Thursday.


Friday's stock market performance wasn't terribly uplifting. So, we start this installment of last week's best web reads, a recap of some of the links we highlighted in our daily premarket blog post, on an optimistic note.

11 signs that the stock market rally of recent months isn't over.

A monthly survey by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch showed 24 per cent of fund managers are overweight equities – the highest in six months - rising from 15 per cent in September.

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Bill Gross might be considered by some to be the "bond king," but he actually thinks dividend-paying stocks could be the better buy for long-term investors.

Want to invest like a hedge fund? Then consider this new ETF.

Invesco PowerShares is set to launch a U.S. ETF this week that cherry-picks stocks that have both high dividends and low volatility.

Another stock market crash like 1987's is inevitable, writes MarketWatch's Mark Hulbert, who bases these sobering thoughts on recent academic research.

Why emerging markets can handle lower commodity prices.

After a three-decade run, investment-grade U.S. corporate bonds have run out of room to generate any future double-digit returns. That's basically the conclusion of Bank of America Merrill Lynch credit strategist Hans Mikkelsen.

U.S. high yield bonds have been seeing "bubble-like" inflows. Be careful if you're thinking of joining this party.

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Interest to short stocks on the NYSE has fallen to a five-month low.

High frequency traders are now targeting the natural gas market.

The best rates out there now for high-interest savings accounts, Tax-Free Savings Accounts and GICs.

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Investment Editor

Darcy Keith is The Globe and Mail's Investment Editor. He has been a business journalist since 1992 and joined the Report on Business in 2010 from Yahoo! Canada, where he was the senior editor of finance. More


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