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Inside Wealth Inside Wealth: Investing


  • Good luck selling mutual funds to Twitter employee Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Twitter's founders were on hand to launch the company's IPO at the NYSE on Nov. 7, 2013.

    Silicon Valley's suddenly wealthy won't be doing mutual funds and muni bonds. Start-up millionaires just don't do "traditional" when it comes to investing.

  • Want to invest like a billionaire? Now you can Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:38 AM ET

    The NYSE and iBillionaire have launched the iBillionaire Index, which tracks the blue-chip stock holdings of leading billionaire investors.

  • Bubble watch: Is this investment about to pop? Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    Pablo Picasso's "Tete" at Christie's in New York.

    Lackluster sales at a recent Christie's auction may not be a sign that the frothy art market is finally breaking down.

  • Wealthy could lose big if Fed stops money flow Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    While the wealthy don't show any signs of worrying about the effects of tighter money, they should be, according to economist Marc Faber.

  • In the frame: Art becomes an asset Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Demand for fine art is thriving, but it is the priciest works that are attracting most interest, as a number of paintings sold for millions of dollars at the Frieze Masters art fair in London.

  • Egg-sized diamond sells for record $30 million Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    The oval white diamond that was auctioned Monday.

    Diamond prices keep breaking records. The latest is a 118-carat, flawless D-diamond auctioned by Sotheby's for $30.6 million.

  • $5,000 a pop? Moët to auction 1914 Champagne Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:17 PM ET
    1914 Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage Collection

    Will there be a price bubble for bubbly? We'll soon find out when a 99-year-old bottle of Moët Champagne is sold at Sotheby's.

  • Jay Z, leading market indicator? Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    When Jay Z starts rapping about Basquiat and Art Basel, is it time to think we've reached the top of an art bubble? At least one observer thinks so.

  • These Ferraris could set a new record Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    1966 AAR Gurney-Weslake Eagle Mk 1

    This year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, which runs through Sunday, is expected to set an all-time sales record. Here's a look at the cars that might snag the new record.

  • Want to invest in diamonds? Good luck with prices Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Valuing diamonds and the broader diamond "market" is virtually impossible. That makes diamond investing a risky venture best left to insiders and seasoned professionals.

  • How much would you pay for candy from Buffett? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit.

  • Ultrawealthy investors turn bullish on stocks Friday, 19 Jul 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    A new survey shows that a majority of families worth $30 million or more are focused on growth rather than preserving capital. That's up from last year's rate of 47 percent.

  • Most expensive car ever sold for $29 million Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    A 1954 Mercedes Benz Formula One racer just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, having fetched $29 million.

  • Vintage Apple disappoints at auction Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 4:29 PM ET
    Christie's is auctioning off an original Apple-1 computer owned by Ted Perry as part of its First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century, an online auction of vintage tech products.

    The price of an Apple-1 computer sold at auction marks a huge increase from its 1976 sale price and shows how rare, highly prized vintage electronics are becoming a class of collectibles.

  • China's Luxe Tastes Spur Deal to Buy Yacht Maker Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:08 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin, Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group

    To meet China's demand for luxury goods, Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin plans to invest $1.6 billion on a yacht maker and a London hotel.

  • US Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    America may be falling behind the rest of the world when it comes to creating entrepreneurial wealth, a study shows.

  • Top 10 Billionaire Art Collections Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    A woman bids at auction.

    A new study found that the world's 2,170 billionaires hold an average of $31 million each of art, equal to 0.5 percent of their net worth. Here are the top 10 holders.

  • Say Hello to the New Hedge Fund: The Family Office Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Family offices are becoming major players in financial markets. A string of billionaire hedge funders have transformed their funds into family offices. Could SAC be next?

  • Bottle of Wine From French Palace Sells for $9,400 Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A bottle of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace, a 1990 Pomerol Chateau Petrus.

    The two-day auction of 1,200 bottles of wine from the Elysee Palace is on pace to surpass its estimate of $300,000, helped by the sale of a 1990 Petrus for $9,400.

  • Why Smart Investors Need to Be Social-Media Savvy Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    Investors have a hard enough time reading 10-Ks and keeping up with corporate earnings. Now they're going to have to monitor Facebook and Twitter, too.