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  • The factors that influence the prices of collectible coins
  • Just like other assets, a number of different factors influence the price of collectible coins. And these price movements tend to go in cycles. So what are the main factors determining the prices of coins? There are internal and external factors to consider. Read on to find out what these are… Internal factors that drive the prices of collectible coins Like all assets, includin... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • How to invest in the best stamps for your collection
  • More than 50 million people across the world collect stamps. The market of rare stamps is worth around $10 billion each year. So if you want to invest in stamps, what should you look for? Read on to find out how to buy stamps that make the investment grade… What type of stamps should you buy? When it comes to investing in stamps, there are no strict rules governing which stamps yo... ››› more
  • [17 June 2015]
  • What you need to know before investing in gold coins
  • Collectibles like gold coins can add diversification to your investment portfolio. Investing in physical gold is a way of insuring your portfolio against financial crisis. By investing in gold coins, you can combine these two benefits into one investment. So what makes gold coins such a good investment? What types of coins should you buy? And how do you look after them? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • The downside of investing in collectibles
  • Whilst investing in collectibles can have many benefits, like all investments, there are disadvantages. So what are the disadvantages of investing in collectibles? Read on to find out… Five disadvantages of investing in collectibles Disadvantage #1: You pay a premium Unless you’re lucky enough to get your hands on collectibles at bargain prices, you’ll pay a premium. A dealer... ››› more
  • [12 June 2015]
  • Four key benefits of investing in collectibles
  • If you're looking for an alternative investment, have you considered investing in collectibles? Collectibles of an investment grade include art, classic cars, rare books and manuscripts. So why are collectibles a worthwhile investment prospect? Read on to find out… Collectibles as a long-term investment Collectibles can be a good addition to your investment portfolio. Think abo... ››› more
  • [11 June 2015]
  • How to work out which gold coins to invest in
  • If you want to invest in gold coins, you need to make a decision. Are you going to buy gold coins like Kruger rands? Or are you going to invest in collectible, rare gold coins? What is the difference? And how can you make a decision over which gold coins to buy? Read on to find out… The difference between bullion coins and rare gold coins Investing in gold through coins can ad... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • How to turn your love of books into a profitable investment
  • If you love reading books, have you considered investing in them? By sticking to a few rules, you can see a healthy profit from investing in the right book and holding onto it for the long-term. So what books make the investment grade? And where can you start? Read on to find out… Focus on these books to invest in When it comes to investing in books, there are a few things that... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • 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]


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