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  • 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]
  • Want to give Bitcoin a try? Here's how you can do it…
  • The world of Bitcoin hit the headlines last year. Its price was a big talking point as well as some scandal. This year, the price of Bitcoin remains down after tumbling over 60% last year. But this also means that you can get your hands on Bitcoin for a lot less than you previously could. The potential for Bitcoin and its technology is vast. It's just going to take time for more people to us... ››› more
  • [30 January 2015]
  • What's so special about Bitcoin?
  • The price of Bitcoin has had it tough over the last year. But just because the price is down, it doesn't mean that there isn't amazing potential with the digital currency and the technology it uses. So what is so special about the technology that Bitcoin uses? And how can you get your slice of the action? Read on to find out… The special thing about Bitcoin is the blockchain The t... ››› more
  • [29 January 2015]
  • Bitcoin: What happened in 2014 and what lies ahead
  • In its short life, 2014 was by far the worst year for Bitcoin. The digital currency shed a massive 67%. That means it earns the worst performing ‘currency' award of last year. So far, 2015 isn't looking much better for Bitcoin. Two weeks ago it plummeted another 47% to $170. Now it's back around $265. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and what may lie ahead… What happened... ››› more
  • [28 January 2015]
  • If you love literature, could buying rare books be a good investment?
  • If you have a passion for literature, chances are you're aware of the market for rare books. So does trying to get your hands on rare books pose a good investment option? Let's take a closer look… Are rare books a viable investment option? There are some who don’t see rare books as a true investment. They believe they are something you collect. The basis of that belief is tha... ››› more
  • [16 January 2015]
  • Fancy investing in rare books? Check out these three factors first
  • If you're thinking about putting some cash into an alternative investment, rare books could be worth a look. They're a bit different to other collectibles. The market isn't very liquid and you might have to hold onto a book for decades until you can sell it on for a profit. But if literature is a passion of yours, you can combine this love with investing. So before you leap in, check out ... ››› more
  • [14 January 2015]
  • Looking to invest in art? Here's how to pick up a future masterpiece
  • If you want to invest in art, the costs can be high. Picking up pieces by artistic greats isn't cheap. If your budget doesn't stretch to that, the next best thing to do is concentrate on artists showing fantastic potential. And if photographic pieces are you thing, this artist is worth taking a closer look at. Read on to find out more… A photographic artist showing great potential... ››› more
  • [11 December 2014]

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