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Carrick on money: Four ways to be a smarter investor in 2014

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

An investor's guide to 2014:

1.) Keep bonds in your portfolio
Investor advocate Dan Solin includes this piece of advice in a list of things he learned in 2013.

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2.) How to build portfolios with ETFs
The Canadian Couch Potato blog has updated its model exchange-traded fund portfolios to account for some new ETF products.

3.) Stop making these five mistakes
A useful list of investor mistakes. Focusing on recent performance stands out.

4.) Think long term
A tongue-in-cheek look at how investors don't think long term any more.

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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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