Most investors will opt for 'blue-chip' over 'blue sky' any day of the week - and with good reason. The most successful portfolio strategies are usually bound up with long-term investments in sound (largely predictable) companies with proven earnings and vigilant management; companies whose prospects aren't obviously imperilled by the evolving commercial environment or through rapid technological change. Stack your portfolio with investments that largely fulfil this criterion, preferably with some well-backed income streams into the bargain, and let compounding do the rest.
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