Knowing what type of investments will perform best over the next decade can make all the difference between enjoying an amazing retirement or struggling to pay your bills after you stop working. Regardless of when you expect to reach retirement age, it's imperative to ensure that your financial portfolio is properly diversified so you can weather the storms of stock market volatility that always come to pass sooner or later. Understanding how real estate and stocks will perform over time is also an essential part of growing your portfolio, and it can even help you provide a layer of security to protect your nest egg from market fluctuation.
"Stocks have long been the most glamorous of the major asset classes, but stocks are no longer Americans’ favorite long-term investment", wrote Bankrate, after a recent survey asked some of the world's most experienced investors what type of investments they think will perform best over the next 10 years. "What is? It’s real estate!"