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7 Investments Every Retirement Investor Should Own

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When you play baseball, some things are just essential pieces of equipment. You need a bat, a glove and perhaps, even the game’s namesake hat. You really can’t play the game without them. When it comes to retirement, some investments are also just essentials.

Some asset classes, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds and even individual securities are standard issue and they belong in almost every retirement investor’s portfolio. From dividends to inflation protection, these are the building blocks on which all great retirement portfolios are built. Without them, you might as well pack in the towel and go home.

But with countless options available, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Luckily, we here at InvestorPlace have you covered.

Here are seven investments every retirement investor should own.

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on September 1, 2017. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

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