Alternative Investment News – November 2011

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Alternative Investment News November 2011

Welcome to Alternative Investment News: The high-end collectibles newsletter read by more than 1,500 IFAs globally

"High net worth individuals are increasingly turning to alternative investments"

  • The London Times newspaper

Fight inflation with alternative investments

30% growth for moonwalker autographs since January

China monkey stamps up 186% in 18 months

$179,000 John Wayne hat breaks world record

WWII memorabilia up 100% since November 2010

8% growth for classic car index

Wine outperforms stocks in US

Singapore market update

Alternative investment news in the press

Past issues of Alternative Investment News

About Paul Fraser Collectibles


Fight inflation with alternative investments

Inflation in the UK stands at 5.2%, the highest rate since the Consumer Prices Index was introduced in 1997.

In China the figure sits at 6.2%, while the US is faring slightly better at 3.9%.

With money in the bank becoming less-and-less valuable, growing numbers of investors are considering tangible assets for their portfolios.

Collectibles have historically been considered a safe haven during periods of high inflation.

Indeed, during the extreme inflation of the 1970's rare stamp prices increased by more than 698%, according to investment analyst Dr Marc Faber.

If you feel that alternative investments may be of interest to your clients, take a look at Paul Fraser Collectibles' guide to Market Information & Demographicsin the sector.

30% growth for moonwalker autographs since January

The value of photos signed by all 12 moonwalkers grew by 564.1% between 2000 and 2011

A photograph signed by all 12 moonwalkers sold for $27,000 (16,860) at a Regency Superior auction in October.

According to the industry's PFC40 Autograph Index, the value of a photograph signed by all 12 men stood at 12,950 earlier this year.

This figure will now have to be seriously re-evaluated following the 30% spike at last month's sale.

Photos signed by all 12 moonwalkers grew in value by 564.1% between 2000 and 2011. more

China monkey stamps up 186% in 18 months

The world record for a sheet of Chinese monkey stamps has been broken four times in the past 18 months.

A sheet of the stamps sold for HK$1.49m ($192,000) at an Interasia auction in September, marking a 186% increase in price since January 2010.

China produced the stamps in 1980 to celebrate the year's Golden Monkey zodiac sign. more

$179,000 John Wayne hat breaks world record

The green beret worn by John Wayne in the 1968 film of that name sold for $179,000 last month.

It achieved a new world record for a costume hat in the process.

John Wayne's hat from 1971 film Big Jake sold for $119,500 at the same Heritage Auctions sale, setting a world record for a costume cowboy hat. more

WWII memorabilia up 100% since November 2010

A second world war Enigma machine sold for 133,250 ($208,137)at Christie's last month.

In doing so it broke the 67,250 world record for an Enigma machine, achieved at Christie's in November 2010.

The record price for arguably the Allies' most potent defence against the Nazis has increased by 100% in less than a year. more

8% growth for classic car index

Despite a slight drop-off in September, the HAGI Top Index, which tracks performances of the leading classic car marques at global auctions, is up 8.14% on the year.

(Graph courtesy of Financial Times)

Wine outperforms stocks in US

The Wine Spectator Auction Index, which tracks the value of fine wine at US auctions, dropped by 4.6% in the third quarter when compared with the previous three months.

Despite the fall, figures compare favourably with the Nasdaq (down 13% in the same period) and the Dow Jones (down 12%).

Singapore market update

Collectibles make up 41% of luxury goods spending in Singapore

More millionaires: Singapore has a growing number of inhabitants with income available to spend on alternative investments. The number of millionaires in the country increased by 21.6% during the past year.

A nation of collectors: Collectibles accounted for 41% of all luxury goods spending in Singapore during the past 12 months. It is a sure sign that the country's wealthy are diversifying their money into investment-grade collectibles. more

Art: Like Hong Kong, Singapore does not charge tax on auction sales. China, in contrast, sets a 33% levy. This has seen Singapore auctions, particularly in the art field, become increasingly popular with collectors in recent times.

Stamps: Philately is growing in Singapore. Renowned auction house Spink conducted two major auctions in the region in late September, featuring several impressive results. more

Alternative investment newsin the press

With rare Chinese stamp prices up 44% pa since 2006, the Wall Street Journal reveals the country's philatelic investment potential more

Hong Kong art auctions are defying the global economy, claims the Financial Times more

Gall glass is all the rage, but can it be a lucrative investment? The Financial Times investigates more

Past issues of Alternative Investment News

Alternative Investment NewsOctober 2011

Alternative Investment News September 2011

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