Greetings, stock fans, and welcome to the real-money multivitamin portfolio! I've been researching and writing about stocks at The Motley Fool for more than 10 years now. I've worked with various newsletters, contributing analysis and recommendations through all the ups and downs of this incredible decade.

My real-money portfolio picked up the "multivitamin" name because it can provide you with everything you need for stock portion of your overall financial picture. I'm designing it to carry an overall low or medium amount of risk, while still striving to beat what you could get from an S&P 500 index fund. I'll be buying a mix of large caps and small caps, domestic and international, stable dividend payers and high-growth Rule Breakers. You can pick and choose only what you're interested in or mirror it entirely.

What's more, all of my buy candidates will come from one of the various stock screens I've built -- and I'll then run the candidates through the fundamental analysis process. For instance, when I'm looking for small caps, I'll be sure to use the Foolish 8 and Modified Foolish 8 screens. They are currently bringing up such promising companies as Puda Coal (AMEX: PUDA), Gulf Resources (Nasdaq: GFRE), and L&L Energy (Nasdaq: LLEN).

My first buy is already recorded. My search for a large-cap company that can anchor my portfolio for years came down to a battle royal between Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and Microsoft. You can read the full story here, but Coke won out largely because it doesn't face as many competitive pressures and risks as Mr. Softy.

I urge you to follow along if you'd like to learn the basics of screening, fundamental analysis, and how to construct a properly diversified portfolio. And, of course, if you'd like to pick up a few stock recommendations along the way!

Fool analyst Rex Moore is now available in high definition. Of the companies mentioned here, he owns shares of Microsoft. Coca-Cola is a Motley Fool Global Gains recommendation and a Motley Fool Income Investor recommendation. Motley Fool Options has recommended a diagonal call position on Microsoft. The Fool owns shares of Coca-Cola and Microsoft, which are also Motley Fool Inside Value picks. 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.