Welcome to Forbes for December 2nd, 2013 from Audible. This edition is The 2014 Investment Guide -- Advice from Forbes for building your wealth, including stock and mutual fund picks; where the best fracking-boom returns can be made; and the upside in underwater mortgages. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, “Finding the next Samsung” -- Braving Asia’s massive consumer jungle in search of the next blockbuster stock, Mirae’s petite portfolio manager, Joohee An, is leaving the benchmarks behind.
Also, “How to Play the Shale Boom's Next Phase” -- The boom has driven up prices of companies with drilling rights–but there is money to be made on pipelines, railroads and other infrastructure plays.
We'll also tell you about, “The New Subprime Bet” -- How Bill Erbey Built a $2.8 Billion Fortune by Getting Inside Homeowners' Heads.
Next, “Putting Intel Inside Your 401(k)” -- It would take the wisdom of Solomon to solve the nation’s retirement crisis. Dimensional Fund Advisors is turning to a Nobel laureate instead.
Then, “Stocks with a Safety Net” -- Edward Silverstein’s convertible fund has beaten both stocks and bonds. How did he do that?
Followed by, “Scholarships Aren't Enough” -- The late Jack Kent Cooke devoted his fortune to helping the smartest poor kids excel—and that means more than just paying for college.
And in our final story, “Madeline and the Family Business” -- The adventures of a Parisian schoolgirl have enchanted generations. Now she’s imperiled by a lack of planning.