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

Published: Jan 11, 2020 1:22 p.m. ET

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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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