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Road Map to Riches
Road Map to Riches
Special Feature:
Investment Guide
December 29, 2014
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Get the road map to riches in our 2015 “Investment Guide”.  With the 32 best new investment ideas, you might find something you’ve never even considered.  Also, see America’s best-managed companies and the highest-paid musicians.

 

2015 INVESTMENT GUIDE

 

PANNING FOR GOLD ON HE SILVER SCREEN - Zack O’Malley Greenburg

It’s never been easier to make the ultimate alternative investment: financing films.

 

THE $1 TRILLION OPPORTUNITY - Maggie McGrath

The smart money is betting that student debt is not only a Millenial burden but also a new asset class.

 

PROFITS FROM THE PROFS - Daniel Fisher

Four academic finance stars share new insights that could make you (and them) rich.

 

YIELD GAMES - William Baldwin

Are you reaching for income? Read this before buying anything with a fat payout.

 

25 YEARS OF GURANTEED INCOME - William Baldwin

Built a do-it-yourself annuity that you can leave to heirs.

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE - Stephanie Fitch and Kristin Kloberdanz

Bob Toll and his McMansions are staging a comeback.

 

2015 INVESTMENT GUIDE

OPEN-SOURCE STOCK PICKING - Samantha Sharf

Fund manager Cathie Wood is long transparency- and disruption.

 

MATTRESS-MONEY FUND - Steve Schaefer

Don’t expect stellar returns from FPD New Income Fund. But your capital will be safe and stay one step ahead of inflation.

 

THE MAGIC NUMBER - Laura Shin

How many funds should you own in a diversified portfolio? A dozen.

 

MVPS AMONG MLPS - John Dobosz

Not all pipelines are created equal.

 

INTRINSIC VALUE - John Buckingham

Toast the new year with dividend stocks.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES - William Baldwin

Six rotten stocks to buy.

 

SCREEN TEST - Marc Gerstein

Showing some love for momentum.

 

SPEND TO THE END, SMARTLY - William Baldwin

Which assets should retirees dip into first when they want to cash out, without Uncle Sam cashing in?

 

PRECISION WEALTH TRANSFER - Ashlea Ebeling

After running all the numbers, Ron Nicol is using a CLAT to transfer money to Duke University and his daughters.

 

GIVE LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR - Ashlea Ebeling

Honest Tea’s cofounder finds high-impact private investments for his donor-advised fund.

 

FACT & COMMENT - Steve Forbes

The ultimate lifesaver: capitalism.

Plus: the 40th Anniversary Forbes All-Star Eateries in New York.

 

LEADERBOARD

 

PALACE IN WONDERLAND

Billionaire Jeff Greene’s $195 million L.A. listing is likely America’s priciest ever.

 

HIGHEST PAID MUSICIANS

The top ten earned a combined $1.4 billion pretax last year- nearly half of which went into Dr. Dre’s pocket.

 

TURNING THE PAGE ON 2014

Steve Forbes’ eight favorite books of the year.

EMPEROR JAHANGIR’S DAGGER

At age 390 or so, it still looks pretty sharp.

 

THE $5,994,000,000 UPGRADE

The bionic (yet dubious) cost inflation of the Six Million Dollar Man reboot.

 

STRONG BREW

A potent pick-me-up: the story of Folgers’ delectable deal with J.M. Smucker.

 

AMERICA’S BEST-MANAGED COMPANIES

Which CEOs of public companies have delivered the headiest returns over the course of their tenure?

 

THOUGHT LEADERS

INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard

Do jerks always win?

 

CURRENT EVENTS - Lee Kuan Yew

Depending on your neighbors to protect you.

 

STRATEGIES

TUNAROUND TOMMY - Clare O’Connor

A pair of savvy Europeans are bringing back Tommy Hilfiger and its All-American fashion brand.

 

SEWER M.D. - Matthew Herper

Scanning the DNA in wastewater for signs of disease could stop epidemics in their tracks.

 

TECHNOLOGY

CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLEMAN - Ryan Mac

BuildDirect emerges as a real threat to HomeDepot and Lowe’s in online sales of building supplies.

 

THE APP THAT TRACKS YOUR KIDS - Aaron Tilley

Life360 is trying to corner the family social network- with all the rich data that come with knowing everyone’s location at all the time.

 

ENTREPRENEURS

GONE FLAT - Abram Brown

Rockstar energy drinks took off like a rocket. Today it’s stuck in low orbit- and the problem seems to be billionaire founder Russ Weiner.

 

LIFE

FASHION’S COMEBACK KING - Richard Nalley

Umberto Angeloni made Brioni into a pillar of luxury menswear. Now with the Fosun-backed Caruso label he has designs on doing it again.

 

THOUGHTS

On risk. 

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