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This special issue focuses on your best investment options, through ways to profit fast, gain high yields and the top mutual fund earners. Switch gear to the top earning athletes, with the infamous boxing rivals in the top spots, the richest state in the country and the fate of the Quiznos deli chain.
137 WAYS TO GET RICH
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Elephant in the room: money.
SEAT OF POWER: A TIGER’S LAIR
Vanguard founder John C. Bogle’s office is a fitting retreat for the legendary indexer.
RICHEST BY STATE: VERMONT
Boston Scientific’s John Abele stands atop the Green Mountains. Plus: Pat Hanrahan, data-viz billionaire.
THE WORLD’S 100 RICHEST ATHLETES
“Money” Mayweather tops the list, but the other 99 players aren’t doing so badly, either.
FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
How to cope with lack of helicopter service to East Hampton this summer. Plus: new investing-book classics.
THE ART OF THE STEAL
The tangled history of Donald Trump’s new Virginia B&B.
Tech geeks and biotech nerds use the same words, but they’re not speaking the same language.
What’s with the return of all these goofy mascots?
SEAL THE DEAL
When you’re signing the contract, go old-school with a flourish from an elegant fountain pen.
BILLIONAIRE STOCK PICKS
What the biggest fund managers have bought and sold.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Upholding international law.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
The birth of Bond.
THE INVESTMENT GUIDE
THE NEW MONEY MASTERS- Edited by Janet Novack and Matt Schifrin
The next generation of financial leaders share their best ideas for profiting in the year ahead.
DOUBLE-DUTY DOLLARS- Lauren Gensler
Impact investing is finally attracting big names and deep pockets. Proponents predict it will go mainstream-because Millennials demand it. Just don’t expect market-beating returns.
A HUNDRED GRAND IN YOUR HANDS- William Baldwin
What to do with a $100,000 windfall.
A HUNDRED GRAND ON DEMAND- William Baldwin
Need cash fast and don’t like your broker’s margin loan rate? Here are five better ways to get your hands on $100,000.
HIGH YIELD ON MAIN STREET- Laura Shin
As banks retreat from small business lending, income-hungry investors can earn 12%. Just as Brendan Ross.
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT- William Baldwin
Rezo Kanovich took over a growth fund that soared in up markets and crashed in down ones. His strategy could temper that volatility.
MUTUAL FUNDS HONOR ROLL- William Baldwin
Very few funds beat their peers in both up and down markets.
CATCH IT WHILE YOU CAN- Ashlea Ebeling
As employer stock disappears from the nation’s 401(k)s, so, too, does a valuable tax break.
STOP! THIEF!- Kelly Phillips Erb
Revenue-hungry states are grabbing CDs, IRAs and other accounts that aren’t really abandoned. Watch your mail.
TROUBLE BREWING- Kelly Phillips Erb
As crowdfunding has exploded, the IRS has remained mum on its tax consequences, leaving entrepreneurs to guess and worry.
AMERICA’S BEST AND WORST FRANCHISES
STRIP MALL SPA- Carol Tice
Massage Envy created a franchise niche- now it’s fending off competitors.
IS QUIZNOS TOAST?-Karsten Strauss
The sandwich chain is attempting yet another turnaround, but it may be too late.
BOUTIQUE BULL- Erin Carlyle
The run-up in hospitality REITs has stalled, but Pebblebrook Hotels is proving that catering to the trendy set is always a great business.
THE GURUS AND THE FELONS- Nathan Vardi
One of the most successful life coaches in America, Lee Brower, raised $60 million on charm and aphorisms. It’s developed into a fiasco-and a cautionary tale.
THE CHARITABLE STRETCH- Ashlea Ebeling
If you’ve got a fat IRA and want to help your kids and charity, here’s a strategy to consider.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Hillary Clinton stock market bets.
FINANCIAL STRATEGY-A. Gary Shilling
Global QE: hopes and reality.
THE WORLD OF WORLDTIMERS- Michael Solomon
How on Earth can you know the hour in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney all at once? Just look at your wrist.
HIDE AND CHIC- Michael Solomon
The mysteries of the secret watch revealed.