April 11 roundup

On stock market losses, bond market speculation and a new online tool that compares wages globally.



Online only.


•Is the stock market overvalued? Depends who you ask, says Canadian Couch Potato author Dan Bortolotti. The question is particularly relevant this week as investors try and make sense of recent market turmoil. Tuesday’s losses erased all gains on the TSX for 2012, leaving the main index about 20 points shy of where it started the year.

•Is it time to sell your bonds? Jim Yih of Retire Happy says bonds are not supposed to be speculative to begin with. So what’s causing all the confusion?

•Do you earn more or less than the world’s average wage? The BBC has build a new online calculator with the answers.

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