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The cult of the stock market is dead

Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, declares that decades-old belief that stocks can make double digit returns is coming to an end. "Equities have reached a dead end in terms of significant appreciation," Gross says here. "Equities are still alive, but the cult of equities is dying."

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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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