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The week's best web reads: 5 worst investing ideas of 2014

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 Before the Bell report.

Insight

The top 5 worst investing ideas Barry Ritholtz has heard this year.

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Some say the stock market's high price-to-earnings ratio is justified by low interest rates. Think again, writes Mark Hulbert.

This has been the single best predictor of equity returns in 2014.

A quick lesson on market tops that bubble-screamers should learn.

It's OK to "tilt" when putting together your portfolio.

Why practice doesn't make perfect in investing.

The importance of learning to be wrong.

Why you should probably own fewer stocks.

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Robert Shiller says there is a high probability that investment returns over the next decade will be below average.

Trends

A Bloomberg global poll found that three in five financial professionals believe the market is on the verge of a bubble or already in one.

Individual investors are plowing money back into the U.S. stock market just as professional strategists say gains for this year are over.

This has been one tough year for stock picking.

Market valuations aside, this is still a great time to invest.

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Why we are seeing the start of a 'good' stock market mania.

The parallels between July 2007 and July 2014 are unmistakable.

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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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