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Americans too often don’t understand this simple truth about investing

Catey Hill
Americans too often don’t understand this simple truth about investing

When asked their preferred way to invest money they won’t need for more than 10 years, Americans’ No. 1 choice is real estate, according to a survey of more than 1,000 adults from personal finance firm Bankrate. Indeed, about one in three Americans now say real estate is their preferred way to invest for the long-term — the highest percentage to date. The stock market is a distant second, with 20% choosing it as their top choice for a long-term investment vehicle.