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Carrick on money: Will banks get spanked in a housing implosion?

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Will banks get spanked in a housing implosion?
Financial stocks have had a very good 2013 and now account for about 35 per cent of the S&P/TSX composite index. Here, you'll find a video and a stock chart that raise questions about what will happen to bank stocks if our housing market declines. The video focuses on the risks in the Toronto condo market.

The Vancouver condo market has some challenges as well. This blog posts breaks down how much money you might have lost if you bought a condo in the city back in 2009.

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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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