Welcome to Forbes for June 11th, 2012 from Audible. This edition is Forbes' 2012 Investment Guide. As markets continue to gyrate, more and more people are becoming disillusioned with traditional ways of investing and saving. Our 2012 Investment Guide offers an antidote: dozens of novel ideas for building and protecting your wealth. From collecting rare minerals to making loans to strangers to investing in foreclosed homes to creating your own ETFs to exploiting obscure tax breaks, our guide can serve as your road map out of the financial rut. This edition of Forbes contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, we'll tell you about “Becoming a Family VC: How to Capitalize on Your Kid's or Cousin's Business” - How to play venture capitalist to your son, niece or neighbor while building your wealth and relationships.
Also, “Boom Time for Landlords” - If you’re ready to get your hands dirty—and even if you’re not-investing in distressed housing could pay off.
Next, “Invent Your Own Profits” - From how-to videos to crowdfunding, the Internet makes it easier than ever to turn an original idea into a money making product.
We'll also tell you about, “The Buffets Next Door” - Deja Vu for DIY funds.
Then, “Small Stocks” - When insiders buy, you should, too.
Followed by, “Take Your Gold to Go” - A new precious metals exchange aims to ease the burden of owning physical gold and silver.
And in our final story, “Lend Thy Neighbor” - Looking for yield? Put some peer-to-peer loans in your portfolio.