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!

Every now and again, we come across a stock that has us so excited we can hardly contain our investing enthusiasm. We've uncovered one such pick with so much promise that we've dubbed it: "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We've created a special free report for investors to uncover this soon-to-be rock star. The report highlights a company that is revolutionizing commerce in Latin America, and you can get instant access to the name of this company by clicking here to download it now.

At the time this article 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 recommend Baidu, MAKO Surgical , and Wal-Mart Stores. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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