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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.

A housing bear growls
Ben Rabidoux of The Economic Analyst blog thinks the housing market is headed lower, and he's relentless in making his case with persuasive charts and graphs. Here, he takes a look at a widely discussed, bank-issued report saying there will no U.S.-style housing crash for Canada. Rabidoux actually praises the report overall, but takes issue with some of its arguments. Here's Part One of his rebuttal.

Here's Part Two .

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And here's Part Three , which contains some interesting reading about how uncomfortable the banks are about issuing reports that are negative on housing.

Have Vancouver home prices become Eifellized?
Think of a price trend line that looks like the Eiffel Tower. Not something you want to see in your city.

Put your losing investments to use
A useful primer on tax-loss selling , where you sell money-losing investments like stocks to generate capital losses that can be applied against capital gains on the sale of other assets.

Apple shares: Don't get bruised
A quick-hit analysis of Apple shares that concludes by saying extreme caution is recommended.

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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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