Alternative investment

  • A beginner's guide to investing in art
  • Investing in carefully chosen pieces of art is a great alternative to stocks for growing your wealth. But where do you start? What can you do to ensure you make a good investment? And what pieces of art tend to appreciate best in price? Read on to find out… Follow these five rules when investing in art Investing in collectibles, like art, is a great way to add diversification ... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • Investing in memorabilia: How to make a profit from this diverse collectibles market
  • Memorabilia covers a wide array of items. It all comes down to demand for certain items. So what types of things should you look at to add to your memorabilia collection? And how can you increase your chances of making a profit? Read on to find out… Three types of memorabilia to consider The most popular memorabilia to invest in includes: Comic books Since the 1970s, comics ha... ››› more
  • [04 June 2015]
  • A liquid collectible that could reward you very handsomely
  • When thinking about collectibles, the first things that may come to mind are art and antiques, but there are also collectibles of the liquid variety. One of these liquid collectibles is whisky. But not the whisky you may enjoy at the weekend with some cola, but aged single malts. Collecting whisky is growing in popularity. And over recent years, collectible single malts have done very well a... ››› more
  • [03 June 2015]
  • Four reasons why you should invest in gold coins
  • If you're looking for a form of financial insurance for your portfolio, investing in gold is a good idea. The yellow metal tends to perform in times of financial strife and diversifies your portfolio. You can take investing in gold to another level by investing in gold coins. Through investing in gold coins, you can benefit from the performance of the gold price and the demand for these coins. ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • How to successfully invest in the most portable of collectibles: Stamps
  • If you're looking to diversify your portfolio into collectibles, the most portable of all are stamps. Stamp collecting, or philately, is a hobby enjoyed by many around the world. And if it's a hobby of yours, perhaps it's time to take your stamp collecting to the next level. So what makes a good stamp investment? Read on to find out… Three factors that determine a stamp’s worth ... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • The beginner's guide to buying collectibles at auction
  • Buying collectibles is one way to add diversification to your portfolio. There's a low correlation between the performance of these alternative investments and financial markets. Whether it is art, antiques or memorabilia that interests you, auctions give you access to a wide variety of collectibles. So how can you prepare for an auction? Read on to find out… How to prepare for b... ››› more
  • [27 May 2015]
  • Fancy investing in art? Consider the costs first…
  • The costs of investing in art isn't just how much you pay for a piece. There are other costs you need to consider. Depending on the art you buy, these can mount up. Read on to find out more… The holding costs of investing in art If you’re buying art as an investment, you need to consider the costs involved. These are opportunity costs you’ll need to pay. So what are these c... ››› more
  • [26 May 2015]
  • Collectibles uncovered: Investing in valuable SA coins
  • If you want to invest in collectibles, one sector worth looking at is coins. You don't have to look far to find an array of desirable examples. Many South African coins are highly sought after. So what SA coins should you be on the lookout for? Read on to find out… Investing in lucrative South African rare coins If you want to start collecting coins, you should start looking f... ››› more
  • [25 May 2015]
  • How to successfully invest in collectibles
  • Investing in collectibles has two main benefits: Firstly, they add some much needed diversification to your portfolio. And secondly, they're an investment that you can enjoy. So if you're serious about investing in collectibles, what's the best way to go about it? Read on to find out… Five tips for investing in collectibles Whether you want to invest in rare coins, stamps or ar... ››› more
  • [22 May 2015]
  • Four benefits of investing in collectibles
  • The key to successfully diversifying your portfolio is to invest in different assets that respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. One way to add diversification to your portfolio is to invest some of your money into collectibles. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of investing in collectibles… What are collectibles? Collectibles, otherwise known as alter... ››› more
  • [21 May 2015]
  • I told you before and I'm going to tell you again…
  • Last month I wrote an article explaining that gold will make its rebound, slowly but surely. Gold suffered significant losses during the past few years - dropping 37% from its high of $1,900 in 2011 all the way down below the $1,200 in 2014. Following from Bill Bonner's comment that gold looks to have bottomed out, I agreed that gold was about to make a comeback. And, I said "if there's eve... ››› more
  • [20 May 2015]
  • Follow these six tips to invest in collectibles successfully
  • Even though the realm of collectibles is vast, the rules for investing in them apply across the board. So how can you make the best investment decisions when it comes to buying collectibles? Read on to find out… Investing in collectibles tip #1: Buy the best your pocket can afford The best examples of collectibles appreciate more in value that more mediocre examples of the same it... ››› more
  • [30 April 2015]
  • The most important factor that will determine the worth of your collectibles
  • Investing in collectibles gives you an alternative way to let your money grow over the years. But you must have your wits about you and investigate your market thoroughly. Learn as much as you can about the collectibles that interest you. And use market experts to help you determine value and authenticate items for you. One factor has a large bearing on the value of your collectible and thi... ››› more
  • [29 April 2015]
  • Want to diversify your portfolio? Then it's time to invest in collectibles
  • Diversification is key to solid long-term returns from your portfolio. Different assets respond in different ways to what's going on in the economy. So if you're looking for a way to diversify out of the stock market, collectibles are a fantastic option. So why should you consider investing in collectibles? What are the disadvantages of investing in collectibles? And how can you get started... ››› more
  • [23 April 2015]
  • Want to cash in on your collectibles? Here's how to prepare for auction…
  • If you've amassed collectibles over the years and want to profit from your purchases, one way is to sell them through an auction. Whether it is art, furniture, memorabilia or other collectibles, selling at auction allows you to reach a wide audience. So how can you go about it? Read on to find out… Get a professional valuation of your collectibles It’s a good idea to get at l... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]


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