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  • 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]
  • A 70% drop in two years: The one investment you can't afford to get into
  • I told you, I told you, I told you. Bitcoin is terrible and you need to avoid it! Last year, I wrote about how bitcoin was on its way to failure. And, the trouble for this currency continues to stop its ability to grow. Guess what the worst performing currency against the dollar was last year? Bitcoin! The crypto-currency peaked in late 2013 trading at around $1,150. Since then, it has swi... ››› more
  • [08 April 2015]
  • What's in store for the price of Bitcoin?
  • The price of Bitcoin has certainly been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year or so. After shooting up 8,500% in 2013, by January this year it was down 85%. So what lies in store for the price of Bitcoin after its bubble burst? Let's take a closer look… Bitcoin is now finding its true value A good comparison with what happened with the Bitcoin price is to look at the US housi... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • The one major factor standing in the way of Bitcoin's success
  • Bitcoin has amazing potential. It has the potential to revolutionise so many aspects of the finance world. But there is one problem with Bitcoin. And that's the volatility of its price. Let's take a closer look… The price of Bitcoin continues to bounce about Since its launch, the Bitcoin price has been on a roller coaster ride. Just have a look at the chart below. This shows th... ››› more
  • [12 February 2015]
  • A major step forward for digital currencies: A US-licensed Bitcoin exchange
  • At the beginning of last week, a major step forward in the evolution of digital currencies happened. That is, the launch of the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange, the first licensed exchange for the digital currency in the US. So what does this mean for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The launch of the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange Last Monday, the Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange launched in the U... ››› more
  • [06 February 2015]
  • Why digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are here to stay…
  • We are on the cusp of a revolution with money. Thanks to the introduction of digital currencies, the global economy, the financial system and the ways payments are processed are going to change. Digital currencies have the scope to slash financial fees, allow people to use their money without the need for a bank account and bring about a new way for transacting around the globe. And with... ››› more
  • [05 February 2015]


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