Mutual Funds Weekly: This could be your smartest money move in the 2020s — plus other top investing tips

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The start of a new year brings promise and potential for people — and their investments. But what if you could own only one type of asset? Would it be stocks or real estate? Read why furniture shopping might be in your future, then check out stories on how stock market performance in January can affect the year’s total return, and see how to prepare your portfolio for whatever curves and sliders the market throws at you.
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The single best investment for the next decade
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Here are the odds stocks will rise in 2020 — and what retirees need to know
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How the stock market’s early January performance could affect its 2020 returns
The first trading week of the year isn’t the market predictor many investors think it is, writes Mark Hulbert. How the stock market’s early January performance could affect its 2020 returns
Following market predictions is no way to make your fortune in stocks
Stock market analysts get attention for their forecasts — but don’t often get it right, writes Mark Hulbert. Following market predictions is no way to make your fortune in stocks
SPY versus SPY? The world’s biggest ETF clones itself
State Street Global Advisors created the first-ever exchange-traded fund more than 25 years ago. This year, they may be pioneering another phase in the evolution of ETFs. SPY versus SPY? The world’s biggest ETF clones itself
Those ‘actively-managed’ ETFs you’ve heard so much about? They’re almost all bond funds
Managers of fixed-income funds may be able to add more value than many stock-pickers do – or at least that may be the perception of investors. Those ‘actively-managed’ ETFs you’ve heard so much about? They’re almost all bond funds
Silicon Valley loses some entrepreneurial spirit as venture capitalists favor later-stage deals
Entrepreneurs have a better chance of receiving seed funding from strangers on Kickstarter than from angel investors or venture capitalists. Silicon Valley loses some entrepreneurial spirit as venture capitalists favor later-stage deals
Hedge-fund returns badly lagged the stock market in 2019
Hedge funds returned an average of about 7% throughout 2019, badly lagging gains enjoyed in the broader stock market. Hedge-fund returns badly lagged the stock market in 2019
3 things most investors get wrong about bonds
Bonds are an important part of an investment portfolio. Here’s how you can better understand their role and how to make them work for you. 3 things most investors get wrong about bonds
Preparing for stock market volatility in 2020
Nela Richardson, equity research investment strategist with Edward Jones, tells Caroline Woods why 2020 will be a more volatile environment for stocks versus that of 2019 and 2018. Preparing for stock market volatility in 2020
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