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Monday, March 1, 2010

Stocks for growth and Bonds for Income

For many years we have been taught that our investments should be split between stocks and bonds. Stocks for growth, and bonds for income.

With extreme volatility in the stock markets in recent years and record low interest rates on bonds, many investors have questioned their asset mix.

Investors are increasingly looking for alternative income-generating investments, that give more than the meager returns on bonds and GIC's and greater stability than the stock market has given them.

REITs are a way of getting a decent way to earn income and protect capital. However, stocks may be the income vehicle of the future.

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