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  • What art makes the best investment?
  • Buying art can be a great investment as well as intrinsically rewarding. But you need to choose wisely. So what factors should you consider before investing? Read on to discover what to look for to make a wise investment in art… To find new, and potentially great, artists, you need to start at the art schools, Sarah Ryan in Money Morning UK explains... Artists, of course, have innate talent... ››› more
  • [11 October 2013]
  • Revealed: 6 rules for spotting great art
  • If you fancy diversifying you investment portfolio into some pieces of art it can be hard knowing where to start. What makes a great piece of art? There a few rules that you should follow to help you make the best purchase you can, and a profitable investment over time. Read on to discover six rules for spotting great art… When you invest in art, you want to make the best choices that you can,... ››› more
  • [11 October 2013]
  • The most expensive stamp in SA is up for auction today
  • Today, the most expensive stamp in South Africa goes up for auction. Experts believe the stamp will fetch over R1 million. The auction is taking place at Stephan Welz & Co Stamps, Postal History, Coins and Banknotes Auction in Johannesburg. Let's take a closer look at why this stamp is worth so much… The infamous stamp is a “1913 Union King’s head 5 shilling inverted watermark, reports Tim... ››› more
  • [10 October 2013]
  • 2 key factors that determine an autograph's value
  • If you're looking for an alternative to investing your cash in shares, then autographs can prove very lucrative. There is value in all autographs. But, the important thing is, where are you going to make the best return on your investment? There are two factors that play a huge role in determining an autograph's value. Read on to discover what these are… If you’re looking for a decent return... ››› more
  • [10 October 2013]
  • 4 factors driving the autograph market
  • If you're serious about investing in autographs, you need to know about the several factors that drive the market. Ultimately these factors determine their value. You need to know what these are so you make the best investment decisions. Read on to uncover four factors driving the autograph market… Investing in autographs is accessible to most, Ania Polyniak in The Sovereign Society explains... ››› more
  • [10 October 2013]
  • The value of autographs comes down to rarity
  • Every autograph is a collectable. But not every piece will bring you a good monetary return. There are certain factors that determine how valuable an autograph is. One big factor in how much an autograph is worth is rarity. Read on to find out what you need to know about the rarity of an autograph… In the collectibles industry, we often hear that an autograph is “rare,” Ania Polyniak in Th... ››› more
  • [09 October 2013]
  • How to invest in autographs
  • When you think about collecting autographs, you might imagine a man chasing a celebrity down the street or waiting by a theatre after a show to get the celebrity's signature. However, autographs do not necessarily have to come from the modern-day perception of a celebrity. Read on to find out how to invest in autographs… You may not realise it, but admired authors, composers or scientists’ p... ››› more
  • [08 October 2013]
  • How to get your hands on gold
  • Gold is the ultimate safe haven. And it is a form of financial insurance. But that doesn't mean running out and buying shares in a gold company. You need to own physical gold. You have a few options to consider. One option is modern bullion coins and bars. Let's take a closer look at how to get your hands on gold… One way to own physical gold is to own modern bullion coins and bars, the team o... ››› more
  • [04 October 2013]
  • With the array of cigars on offer, you could find the perfect investment option for you
  • If you're tempted to invest in cigars, there is a huge variety on offer. It's not just the brand that you'll have to consider, there's size too. Over recent years, investment returns in cigars have proved buoyant. Read on to find out what you need to know about investing in cigars… There are 33 separate Havana brands offering more than 240 different cigars, the team of experts at The South Afr... ››› more
  • [20 September 2013]
  • How to keep your stamp collection in pristine condition
  • As soon as you start collecting stamps, you need to make sure you look after them. The better their condition, the more valuable they will be when it comes to the time to sell them. Read on to find out how to keep your stamp collection in pristine condition… Stamps are very delicate, the team of experts at The South African Investor explains. As soon as you start collecting stamps, you need... ››› more
  • [19 September 2013]
  • How to uncover the world's top investment wines
  • When it comes to building your collection of vintage wines, there are a few good starting places. You need to know the brands to looks for too. Read on to uncover the world's top investment wines… So which wines should you be focusing on for your investment portfolio? One simple (and effective) way to do this is to consider the most traded wines on the Liv-Ex Fine Wine exchange. What bra... ››› more
  • [19 September 2013]
  • If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option
  • An investment like cigars takes time to enjoy. Cuban cigars are such an attractive investment is it's an experience not to be rushed. If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option. Read on to find out what you need to do before you invest in cigars… When it comes to investing in cigars, it is vitally important to seek expert guidance, the team of experts at The South A... ››› more
  • [19 September 2013]
  • The 3 factors that determine a stamp's value
  • When you are searching for rare stamps, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. If you stick to some crucial rules you will invest in the very best stamps on offer. And this means you've a higher chance of great returns over the years. Read on to find out three factors that determine a stamp's value… There are three things that determine a stamp’s real value, the team of expert... ››› more
  • [18 September 2013]
  • How to keep your cigar investment in mint condition
  • If you decide to invest some of your cash into cigars, it's vital you look after them. If you don't give them the care and attention they need, you'll lose any investment potential. Read on to find out how to keep you cigar investment in mint condition… Keeping you investment in mint condition isn’t difficult, the team of experts at The South African Investor explain… You can buy cigars... ››› more
  • [18 September 2013]
  • What you need to know before you start investing in wine
  • Investing in wine can be a great way on investing in something a little bit different. But before you leap in, you need to know what you're looking for and a little bit more about the market. Read on to find out what you need to know about before you start investing in wine… The highly influential American wine connoisseur Robert Parker calls the biggest shots when it comes to turning great wi... ››› more
  • [18 September 2013]


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