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Rob Carrick's Reader: Prepare for the next crash

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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.

The Next Crash

There's a bull market in scare scenarios these days and it's not hard to see why. The financial crisis that began in 2008 never really ended and the outlook for the future isn't exactly stellar right now. This analysis looks at how Europe's worsening debt problems might negatively affect the stock markets. I don't mean to scare you by including it, but rather to expose you to all points of view about what could be ahead for markets.

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Analysts Undressed

A mutual fund manager named Peter Hodson has left his job to start a new company that will provide objective investment research on stocks. A worthwhile read if you've been wondering whether you're getting unbiased opinions from research out of the big firms on Bay Street.

This One's For The Renters

Looking for a rental apartment? Here's a national database of properties for rent, including pictures and videos in many cases.

Budgeting School

CIBC's Jamie Golombek helps some university students with their budgeting in this video from the Marilyn Denis Show.

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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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