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The 31st Forbes Cruise for Investors

Cruise Fares:
As low as $4,470 per person

From / To:
Rio de Janeiro
to Buenos Aires

January 24 to 
February 3, 2019

Crystal Symphony

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M-F 9am-5pm ET

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Please join Steve Forbes, an outstanding roster of money experts, and me for The 31st Forbes Cruise for Investors, as we explore sophisticated cities and charming seaside villages stretching from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, January 24 – February 3, 2019.

On this voyage, you’ll visit some of South America’s most glamorous playgrounds—some with vibrant nightlife and restaurant scenes and others with a tranquility that will enchant you with their charm.

Along with the relaxed atmosphere, you’ll be in close company with the financial industry’s most renowned money experts and learn timely and practical investment strategies from them. Right at the crucial start of 2019, we’ll explore the ramifications of the mid-term elections for our nation’s policies and how they’ll affect your portfolio. With the US stock market notching record highs, day after day, we’ll also explore ways you can continue to reap the benefits, while simultaneously preserving your hard-earned gains as volatility returns.

People often ask, “What makes a Forbes cruise such an enriching experience?” Our stellar faculty makes all the difference. As recognized experts with proven track records, they effectively present the theories behind their strategies in a compelling way, and translate their keen insights into actionable stock recommendations for any market environment. They love to interact with our investors at every opportunity, from hosted dinners and receptions, to one-on-one chats with each cruiser throughout the sailing. And they share their market wisdom and what they have to offer with candor and honesty, so you can make the best decisions for your own portfolio with absolute confidence. Our repeat cruisers will tell you there is no better way to combine pleasure and profit than on a Forbes Cruise for Investors.

So, I urge you to take a break from your everyday routine and join Forbes on this wonderfully enticing, sun-kissed itinerary. Along the way, you’ll gain vital post election intelligence that will help you in making important decisions regarding your financial future. I hope to see you aboard!

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Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes
Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes Signature

Rich Karlgaard | Editor-at-Large, Forbes

Featured Experts


Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. His newest project is the podcast "What's Ahead," where he engages the world's top newsmakers, politicians, and pioneers in business and economics in honest conversations meant to challenge traditional conventions as well as featuring his signature views on the intersection of society, economy, and policy. Mr. Forbes helped create the highly acclaimed public television documentary, In Money We Trust?, which was produced under the auspices of Maryland Public television. The film was inspired by the book he co-authored, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy - and What We Can Do About It. His latest book is Inflation: What It Is, Why It's Bad, and How to Fix It, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames and Nathan Lewis. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for each issue of Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by US Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits, and a strong national defense.

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Mark Mills

Montrose Lane Ventures

Co-Founding Partner

Mark Mills is a co-founding partner in Montrose Lane, a software-centric energy-tech venture fund, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University's engineering school. He writes for numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, and his online PragerU videos have been viewed over 10 million times. Mr. Mills is the author of The Cloud Revolution (2021). His previous books include Digital Cathedrals: The Information Infrastructure Era, (2020), Work In The Age Of Robots (2018), and The Bottomless Well, (2005), about which Bill Gates said, "This is the only book I've ever seen that really explains energy." He served as Chairman/CTO of ICx Technologies helping take it public in a 2007 IPO. Mr. Mills served in President Reagan's White House Science Office, and earlier, was an experimental physicist and development engineer in microprocessors and fiber optics, earning several patents at Bell Northern Research (Canada's Bell Labs) and RCA Semiconductor.

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Ned Davis

Ned Davis Research

Senior Investment Strategist

Ned Davis has been professionally involved with the stock market for more than 50 years, and is the senior investment strategist for Ned Davis Research, Inc. (NDR), which he founded in 1980. He espouses a disciplined strategy of following the weight of objective indicator evidence. Mr. Davis believes successful investing requires risk management, with the focus of his research dedicated to avoiding major mistakes, cutting losses short, and letting profits run. He is the author of Being Right or Making Money and The Triumph of Contrarian Investing. NDR is based in Venice, Florida, and has more than 900 institutional clients in over 41 countries. It produces many sentiment indicators warning investors to be wary at crowd extremes while helping them to be open-minded about potential trend changes and macro pressures.

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John Buckingham

The Prudent Speculator

Principal, Portfolio Manager, and Editor

John Buckingham joined AFAM Capital in 1987 and Kovitz in 2018, as part of the Kovitz acquisition of AFAM. He has more than 30 years of investment management experience and serves as editor of The Prudent Speculator, which has been a trusted newsletter for over 40 years. Mr. Buckingham chairs the AFAM Investment Committee, leading a team that performs comprehensive investment research and financial market analysis. He has been featured in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and frequently contributes to CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox Business News. Mr. Buckingham is a recognized industry contributor who regularly speaks at prominent industry seminars and events.

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On this sun-kissed voyage from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, you’ll visit some of South America’s most glamorous playgrounds—some with vibrant nightlife and restaurant scenes and others with a tranquility that will enchant you with their charm.

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The Experience

Fine-tune your portfolio in six-star splendor while cruising exciting destinations with world-class investment experts. This journey will offer you the best of everything, including:



Begin and end your journey with a cocktail reception with your distinguished faculty and other like-minded Forbes cruisers and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvrés, and engaging conversation. Find yourself immersed in discussions about today’s economic landscape and gain a varied perspective from your fellow investors.



Along with enjoying the many amenities of the Crystal Symphony, you’ll participate in enlightening and insightful seminars and roundtables with your distinguished faculty. You’ll learn about effective strategies for investing in the current market environment and receive actionable insights to grow and protect your portfolio.



Nowhere else can you savor such fine cuisine in the company of your renowned speakers where you can get to know them on a more social level. You’ll also enjoy your choice of dining at each of the ship’s specialty restaurants, which include Prego and celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese and Peruvian fusion inspired Umi Uma.



ALL-INCLUSIVE! Enjoy all the first-rate selections of beverages available while experiencing world-class service without the hassle of extra fees. You’ll enjoy vintage wines from renowned wineries, as well as craft cocktails and beers. Plus, Wi-Fi is included and gratuities are pre-paid!


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