How to create the best retirement portfolio through diversification

How to create the best retirement portfolio through diversification

Realistic expectations and an eye toward diversification will help you develop the best retirement portfolio, and give you built-in security.

Diversification should be the focus of investors looking to build the best retirement portfolio. Tempering expectations on the size of your return is another important consideration… Read More

Q: Dear Patrick: I would be grateful for your opinion on Chicago Bridge & Iron. The company’s stock is way down but I have been told that it has a new and inexpensive revolutionary (and clean) method of producing energy from natural gas and is in the process of building power stations to use it. Many thanks for your advice, as usual. Joining the Successful Investor was the smartest move in the whole of my investing career.

A: Chicago Bridge & Iron N.V., $14.68, symbol CBI on New York (Shares outstanding: 101.2 million; Market cap: $1.4 billion, www.cbi.com), is a U.S.-based engineering, procurement and construction company. It specializes in projects for oil and gas firms.

The company recently plunged to an eight-year low… Read More

Why investors should be wary of many new ETFs

Why investors should be wary of many new ETFs

While new investment products can be enticing, a lot of new ETFs mean higher prices and more risk.

The best ETFs represent a low-cost, tax-efficient way for investors to make money in the long term.

However, as often happens after the successful launch of any new investment… Read More