Alternative investment

  • Want to invest in gold coins? Here's how to weigh up your options
  • Gold has been a store of value for more than six millennia. So if you fancy investing in gold in the form of coins, what ones should you buy? You can pick between bullion coins like Kruger rands and gold coins of the rarer variety. Let's take a closer look… The different types of gold coins Gold coins tend to fall into two distinct categories: Bullion coins and rare coins. ... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • How to build an investment grade collection of comic books
  • Collecting comic books can make you a lot of money over the years. Over the past two or three decades, comic books are becoming increasingly popular as superhero movies grow in popularity. So if you want to start building a comic book collection, what should you consider? Read on to find out… What comic books to buy Like all other collectibles, there are key factors that help ... ››› more
  • [21 August 2015]
  • Why investing in comic books is well worth it
  • As a youngster, you may have had a passion for comic books. Maybe you've still got a hold of some. The comic book market is growing from strength to strength. There's an insatiable appetite for all things superhero. And comic books make great investments. The returns can be incredible. Let's take a closer look… Comic books make a great alternative investment Comic books can gen... ››› more
  • [20 August 2015]
  • How to look after your posters
  • If you already invest in classic posters or it's something you're planning on doing, one vital thing you need to know is how to maintain your collection. Not storing your posters correctly means devaluing your investment. So how should you look after your posters? Read on to find out… How to store your posters Storing your posters in the right way is paramount to their value no... ››› more
  • [31 July 2015]
  • Love music and movies? Here's how to combine your passion with investing
  • If you're passionate about particular movies or music, you could make this passion an investment. Collecting posters of classic movies and music is a growing pastime. And some of the best examples are making collectors and investors a lot of money. So what sorts of posters are worth looking at? And what do you need to watch out for? Read on to find out… Posters worth investing in ... ››› more
  • [30 July 2015]
  • Alternative investments uncovered: Avoid making these mistakes when buying concert posters
  • Concert posters from the 1960s and the 1970s are starting to soar in value as demand for these art works picks up. As works of art, concert posters detailing the top artists, bands and venues of the time are a great alternative investment to consider. Plus, they're much more affordable than many other forms of collectibles. But like any investment, there are potential pitfalls. So what do yo... ››› more
  • [29 July 2015]
  • Follow these four tips to successfully invest in concert posters
  • If you're looking for an alternative investment, have you considered concert posters? This alternative investment genre is fast becoming more popular. Investors now recognise the artworks used for concerts in the 1960s and 1970s as an art form in its own right. So whether you fancy building a collection of Jimi Hendrix poster concerts or Janis Joplin poster concerts, how can you go about doi... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • How gold helped fund Marko's European holiday - even as the gold price dipped 8%
  • If you've been reading the news for the past month or so, you'd have seen the significant drop in the gold price. If you'd invested in gold at the beginning of 2015, you'd be 8% down now. In fact, gold has dropped almost 10% is the past month alone. Not to mention, the gold companies on the JSE have taken a huge knock due to the decreased gold prices. So, many gold-loving investors are curr... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • Collectibles uncovered: How to start investing in concert posters
  • There are a huge number of collectibles that make great long-term investments. Whilst you may think of art, antiques, coins and stamps as collectibles, there are other areas where interest is growing and prices are rising. One such genre of collectibles is concert posters. So how can you start investing in concert posters? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of concert poste... ››› more
  • [20 July 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin rivalling gold as a new safe-haven investment?
  • If you're a follower of Bitcoin, you may have noticed that its price has been climbing. This rise in price has coincided with the Greek debt crisis. So is there a link between the price of Bitcoin and the situation in Greece? Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin has been climbing At the end of June, Bitcoin made a strong move upwards, just as the crisis in Greece deepen... ››› more
  • [13 July 2015]
  • Alternative investments uncovered: Investing in collectibles
  • If you're looking for different alternative investments to buy into, have you considered collectibles? Collectibles can be a great portfolio diversifier as long as you know your niche market inside and out. So what are collectibles? And what makes them good investments? Read on to find out… What are collectibles? Collectibles are assets that don’t fall under any other alterna... ››› more
  • [03 July 2015]
  • Investors are piling into alternative investments… What is the attraction?
  • Alternative investments are seeing a boom. They're one of the fastest growing asset classes at the moment. So what are alternative investments? And what are the pros and cons of investing in them? Read on to find out… What are alternative investments? Broadly speaking, alternative investments are assets you can invest in that aren’t shares, bonds or cash. This means there’s... ››› more
  • [02 July 2015]
  • How to buy and sell using Bitcoin
  • Over the past couple of years, Bitcoin has made the headlines. And Bitcoin has had its fair share of scandal too. Yet Bitcoin may be mapping out a future for digital currencies. If you fancy buying goods with them or even receiving Bitcoin for services you've provided, how do you do it? Read on to find out… How you can get your hands on Bitcoin There are three ways you can own ... ››› more
  • [29 June 2015]
  • Your step-by-step guide to selling rare coins at auction
  • If you invest and collect rare coins, there may come a time when you want to sell some of your collection. Maybe you've got a couple of the same or you want to release some of the cash locked up in your coins. Whatever your reason for selling, one option is to put your rare coins up for auction. So how does selling rare coins at auction work? And what do you need to do? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [29 June 2015]
  • Could one Bitcoin eventually be worth $1 million?
  • Over the past few years, there have been many predictions as to what the price of Bitcoin could eventually reach. After hitting highs of over $1,200 a coin in 2013, Bitcoin is now trading around $242. A significant drop in price. But some Bitcoin experts believe the value of one Bitcoin could rise to $1 million. Is this achievable? Let's take a closer look… The ‘market cap’ of... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]


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