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Rob Carrick’s Reader: The fun never stops with stocks

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

The fun never stops with stocks
Wondering what's ahead for the stock market after last week's big gains? Here's a forecast for the rest of the year in which stocks fall in September but end the year higher than they are now.

Smart investors keep it simple
In this video, no-nonsense money guy Ramit Sethi mocks exotic investing strategies that divert people's attention away from tried, true and boring ideas like setting up a regular investing plan and using low-cost products.

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Student debt debacle
I've been writing about student debt a fair bit in recent months, so this New York Times story caught my eye. It's about how collection agencies in the U.S. are salivating over the opportunity to "benefit" from a big rise student debt levels.

Here's my latest column on student debt - five reasons why the issue should matter to all of us.

Positively Wall Street
Coming soon: A bond backed by the royalties from performers like Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond.

More money
Join the 16,000+ 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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