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Rob Carrick’s Reader: Where to make money in today’s markets

Where are there investment opportunities in today’s rough market conditions? Economist David Rosenberg refutes the view being heard increasingly that dividend stocks and real estate investment trusts are too expensive right now.

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Where to make money in today's markets
Economist David Rosenberg talks about where the investment opportunities are in today's rough market conditions. He likes corporate and high yield bonds, and he refutes the view being heard increasingly that dividend stocks and real estate investment trusts are too expensive right now.

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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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