4 Stocks for a Diversified Portfolio

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which advisor Charly Travers and analyst Jason Moser discuss topics across the investing world.

Take your investing beyond thinking about your stocks in isolation and employ a holistic view of how the companies you own work together to meet your investing needs. Charly and Jason construct a mini-portfolio consisting of large-cap retailing giant Wal-Mart, mid-cap energy stock Denbury Resources, small-cap robotic surgery innovator MAKO Surgical, and Chinese Internet search leader Baidu. Diversification is the only free lunch in investing, Fools, so make your stocks work as a team!

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At the time thisarticle was published Charly Travers has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Jason Moser has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Denbury Resources, MAKO Surgical , and Wal-Mart Stores.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendBaidu, MAKO Surgical , and Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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