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  • How to become a collector of rare Scotch whisky
  • If you want to start collecting single malts, a good starting point is pinpointing one distillery or an area in Scotland to focus on. This is not a collection to rush. And once you've started your collection, you're looking to hold onto each whisky for a minimum of ten years. You can monitor the prices at auctions to keep track of values. So what are the most collectible Scotch whiskies at the mom... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • An introduction into investing in rare and collectible Scotch whisky
  • You may enjoy a whisky at the weekend, but did you know that Scotch whisky can offer you a fantastic investment opportunity? By honing in on rare and collectible single malts, you could see a bottle rocket in value over the years. But before you can even think about investing in whisky, you need to know some basics about the industry. Let's take a closer look… What makes Scotch whisky uniq... ››› more
  • [21 May 2014]
  • Fancy holding some of your wealth in stamps? Here's what you need to know…
  • Stamps could prove the ideal alternative investment for you. Stamp collecting (philately) can be a fun pastime. You can easily add to your collection. And it's extremely portable. You can't say the same for many other forms of alternative investment, such as art and antiques. So what do you need to look for? And what makes the ideal stamp for your collection? Read on to find out… *************... ››› more
  • [22 April 2014]
  • How to find the best work of art for your money
  • If you want to invest in a work of art, then before taking the idea any further, you need specialist assistance. Expertise is essential when getting into this industry. As are a number of other factors. Let's go through what you need to know before investing in art… ****************************************************** “How I infiltrated this private club reserved for the rich” Former... ››› more
  • [21 April 2014]
  • If you want to invest in a rare coin, make sure it ticks these boxes first
  • Investing in rare coins, or any other type of collectible, can be a good way to hold some of your wealth. But when you delve into alternative investments you don't know much about, you need to make sure you arm yourself with the right information to avoid paying too much. Overpay for a rare coin and you might never see any capital appreciation. So what should you look for when sourcing rare coins?... ››› more
  • [17 April 2014]
  • Want to invest in alternative investments? Your first port of call is a dealer
  • Investing in alternative investments is a good way to add some diversification to your portfolio. And unlike most other investments, they can give you aesthetic pleasure too. So if you're serious about alternative investments, where do you start? You need to start with dealers. Let's take a closer look at what you need to look for in a dealer… **************************************************... ››› more
  • [14 April 2014]
  • A rare tiny Chinese cup scoops $36 million at auction
  • Earlier this week, at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, the sale of a Chinese cup set records. The cup is of the Ming-era and went for a staggering $36.05 million. The cup is of only 17 known to exist in the world. Let's take a closer look at the auction of this tiny Chinese cup and why it raised such an eye-watering amount… ****************************************************** A proven path... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • Why alternative investments deserve a place in your portfolio
  • Turning to alternative investments like rare coins, art and collectibles can add diversification to your portfolio. Alternative investments offer other advantages. So what are the benefits of investing in alternative investments? And how can you start investing in them? Let's take a closer look… ****************************************************** A proven path to a lifetime of wealth Mo... ››› more
  • [11 April 2014]
  • The hype of Bitcoin: What it reveals about the digital currency
  • Consider the hype surrounding a new technology. Think the dotcom boom and bust. Expectations peak, then investors become disappointed as the shine of the new technology fade. Only then does the technology get on the road to meeting its full potential. And this is exactly what appears to be happening with Bitcoin. The digital currency has taken the world by storm, along with its fair share of contr... ››› more
  • [26 March 2014]
  • Bitcoin prices dip but are rising again after the Mt Gox shenanigans
  • Over the last couple of weeks there's been a lot of coverage over the demise of the Mt Gox exchange. The price of Bitcoin took a knock, but it's back on the road upwards once again. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with Bitcoin prices after this latest bout of scandal… What happened with Mt Gox? The first Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, went down on 25 February, David Zeiler in Money M... ››› more
  • [10 March 2014]
  • No amount of controversy appears to stand in Bitcoin's way
  • Bitcoin has had its fair share of controversy over the last six months. Various governments have restricted its use. There's been links to illicit goings-on. And, just recently, the world's first Bitcoin exchange caused havoc by suspending its trading. But Bitcoin appears to shrug off these issues and marches on. Let's take a closer look at what this means for Bitcoin… At the beginning of the ... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • Why the price of Bitcoin plunged
  • The price of Bitcoin fell on Monday after Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox led everyone to believe that there was a serious flaw in the software that controls the digital currency. Panic saw hundreds of dollars wiped off its price. Read on to what led to the price of Bitcoin falling so much… The world’s first Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, stopped the transfer of Bitcoins out of the exchange to personal w... ››› more
  • [12 February 2014]


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