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Rob Carrick’s Reader: Have a relaxing summer – you’ll need it

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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.

"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.

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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.

More money
Join the 14,000+ people who subscribe to my Facebook personal finance community for talk about investing, retirement, real estate, banking and other financial matters. I'm also on Twitter.

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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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