A Seaworthy Opportunity

12/03/2004 12:00 am EST


While this particular issue of the  Money Show Digest covers a wide variety of investment topics, there is one common theme linking all the articles. Each of these advisors will be on an upcoming investment cruise, and you can spend a week at sea with this all-star line-up.

As readers of the Digest are aware, the advisors cited in our pages are all featured speakers throughout the year at our Money Shows. In addition, we also produce investment cruises, which are an amazing chance to combine a vacation with an in-depth, financial seminar at sea.

Three of the advisors featured in this issue-Richard Band, Louis Navellier, and John Dessauer-will be headlining the Phillips InvestorPlace.com cruise in January. Unfortunately, as we go to press, that cruise has sold out. However, the other seven advisors featured in this issue will be on the Mexican Riviera cruise on February 15-23, hosted by Forbes. And for those who act quickly, there are still a few spaces available for this eight-day cruise on the six-star Crystal Harmony.

I would emphasize to my readers of the Digest that this is not a sales pitch and I have no vested interest in promoting this cruise. However, I've been on a number of these investment cruises in the past, and I sincerely believe they are an incredible experience for serious investors who wish to combine a great vacation experience with an exceptional week of investment education and interaction with a noted group of financial experts.

Steve Forbes, the world renowned financial and political luminary, and the legendary Jim Michaels, Forbes' editor emeritus, will headline this Mexican Riviera seminar at sea, along with what I truly consider a remarkable roster of financial talent. Jim Collins is best known for his quantitative system, which focuses on earnings and price momentum to isolate the strongest stocks in the marketplace. Marilyn Cohen, author of The Bond Bible, is known for her uncanny knack of turning the complex world of bond investing into easily understandable language. Ken Kam runs the Masters 100 Fund, which is based on the trading activity of the top performing stock pickers from the more than 50,000 people who run virtual portfolios on his Marketocracy Web site.

George Gilder and Josh Wolfe, in my mind, are both brilliant visionaries focused on esoteric fields that are revolutionizing the world. Gilder looks outward to the 'telecosm'- the global, interconnected world of telecommunications. Wolfe looks inward to such areas as quantum physics and molecular dynamics in his focus on nanotechnology. And Don Straszheim looks to the Far East; he is among the financial world's leading authorities on opportunities for US investors in China. Finally, John Buckingham, manager of the Al Frank Fund, employs a growth and value strategy, and boasts the top 20-year performance record among financial newsletter writers.

In general, these seminars-at-sea provide a unique experience, and in the past they have been opportunities for me to make great friends, establish important business relationships, and expand my investment knowledge. The ongoing, personal interaction with leading advisors, as well as the camaraderie of other like-minded investors, makes for a great combination of education and fun. And in my opinion, this cruise in particular offers one of the most comprehensive and well-rounded financial panels ever assembled.

Obviously, my role as editor of The Money Show Digest is not to offer you travel advice. Rather, my role is to help expose you to the best advisors and the best investment opportunities that I can uncover. For those whose budgets allow, I sincerely believe that the chance to be on this Forbes cruise with this all-star line-up of advisors is one such opportunity.

Bon voyage!

(For more information on the Forbes cruise, please call 1-800-530-0770).


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