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Rob Carrick's Reader: Challenging 10 so-called investing truths

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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 Conventional Wisdom Gets Crushed

Challenging 10 so-called investing truths, including the idea that to get higher returns you have to take on more risk.

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Don't Waste Money On A Wedding

That's one of several tips that seniors offered the younger generation in a survey done in the UK.

Bond Basics For ETF Users

A lesson how to use the target-maturity exchange-traded funds offered by the investing divisions of Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of Montreal.

Calling AT&T

Canadian telecommunications stocks have held up brilliantly in the recent stock market decline. Here's a look at AT&T, a U.S. telecom stock with a dividend yield of 6.1 per cent.

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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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