Anyone considering how to invest for the long haul inevitably runs up against the allocation question. Advisers agree that only a well-balanced mix of asset classes -- stocks and bonds, foreign and domestic, small-cap and large-cap -- will protect your portfolio in all kinds of weather.
Gregg Greenberg has put together five stories exploring the benefits of this strategy and how you might start to implement it yourself.
Big-Caps, Big Questions
Who the Small-Cap Fits
Get Familiar With Foreign Stocks
Bonds Can Corral Your Risk
Real estate and commodities
One Portfolio, So Many Choices