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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.
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.
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?
INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard
Do jerks always win?
CURRENT EVENTS - Lee Kuan Yew
Depending on your neighbors to protect you.
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.
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.
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.
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.