The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.
"Have a relaxing summer – you'll need it."
That's how The Economist concludes this story on data showing that September is clearly the most likely month of the year for a financial crisis to erupt.
Exploring the frontier
Mutual fund manager Mark Mobius writes about frontier markets, which he describes as the "the smaller, less-developed cousins of the emerging markets." The attraction: Strong long-term growth potential.
Why so negative about SNC-Lavalin?
Bribery allegations tied to Libya have caused this global engineering giant's shares to fall by roughly 24 per cent, a decline that is judged here as being unwarranted.
Financial forecasters keep striking out
Feeling paralyzed by doom-laden financial market outlooks? It says here that these forecasts are often – make that very often – wrong.