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The week's best web reads: Apple hits death cross - time to sell?

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Inside the Market's weekend roundup of some of last week's best investing reads on the Internet, which are highlighted every morning in our premarket report.

Shares of Apple on Friday pierced a key technical level monitored by chart watchers, known as the "death cross." It could signal more declines to come for the technology giant's stock.

Five reasons why Apple shares have been selling off.

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The debate on the potential consequences of the U.S. going over the fiscal cliff rages on, but one thing is already clear: Investors in the technology sector are staring some ugly earnings surprises in the face as corporate spending is delayed.

U.S. refining stocks have surged more than 70 per cent over the past six months and the rally isn't likely to be over yet.

Currency exchange traded funds are bombing.

From a seasonality perspective, it's time for small caps to shine.

Notwithstanding the widely held belief that the market performs poorly in the first year of a president's term, there is precious little evidence for such a notion.

How Sprott's Flatiron bet went bad.

One of the hedge funds run by John Paulson, whose prescient bets against housing where chronicled in the book "The Greatest Trade Ever," is on track to be the second worst performer of 2012 among the universe of funds tracked by HSBC. Last year, it was the worst.

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In an unusual occurrence, the market is saying Exxon Bonds are safer than the U.S. government. And in many ways, the market is right.

Whatever the market historians say about the 2012 stock market years from now, they will certainly have to at least mention how difficult it was for those who practice tactical asset allocation. Not just difficult, actually it was a graveyard.

Investors' infatuation with high-yield-bond funds might have finally run its course, and that could be a sign of an inflection point in fixed-income investing.

American companies are supplanting China from the world's 500 biggest stocks faster than at any time in the past decade, as an improving U.S. economy and investor confidence in free markets overcomes the lure of equities offering twice the profit growth.

Why China-related stocks are looking like bargains.

Four stocks hedge funds just bought.

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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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