It could be a good 10 years for plain vanilla
Buying and holding a diversified stock portfolio still makes sense. Paradoxically, as fewer people cling to their faith in traditional stock investing, the future rewards from it are likely to grow greater.
I thought that was an interesting idea from this weekend's Jason Zweig column in The WSJ. Yet I find more and more investors toying around with things like options, currency ETFs, leverage, etc. The most exotic I get is upping my emerging markets exposure, but as we move forward in these volatile times, remember that the tried and true is the tried and true for a reason.