You don't have to be a millionaire to invest in collectibles



2015-06-26 13:14:31

You don't have to be a millionaire to invest in collectibles

Paul explains how you can capitalise on the rising popularity of collectibles as investments

20% of wealthy individuals in the US own investment-grade collections.

This number is increasing.

Those are the two standout statistics from Northern Trust's recently released Wealth in America survey of 1,700 well-off Americans - those with more than $5m in investible assets.

"One in five holds jewelry, art and antiques, and other collectibles as part of their portfolio," states the survey. 30% of high-net-worth investors "say they are more inclined to consider alternative investments now than they were five years ago," the report adds- you can read more on it here.

But so what?

Well, if you class yourself as a high-net-worth-individual with an investment portfolio of collectibles, it's time to feel vindicated.

These figures are further evidence that collectibles investments are going mainstream - you've got in while prices are still relatively low.

James Dean autograph An investment-grade collectible for less than 6,000 ($9,137)- currently in stock

But what if you're not in the $5m bracket but still want to enjoy the diversification benefits offered by collectibles?

Time to feel despondent? Aggrieved? Jealous?

Not a bit of it.

While yes, successfully investing in this sector requires a certain outlay - you certainly don't have to be a millionaire to buy rare, investment-grade pieces.

The growing desire among investors to diversify into collectibles looks set to increase marketplace competition for the best pieces - and with it, prices.

You can capitalise on the influx of money and competing bidders for items by entering the market while prices still remain manageable.

Just by way of an example, here are three investment-grade autographs for less than 10,000 (approx. $15,236) from our stock that I feel confident can offer you significant profit potential over the coming years.

James Dean's autograph has risen in value by 19.8% per annum since 2000: look at this signed note we have in stock. Marilyn Monroe's autograph is up 7.1% per annum. We have this superb signed clipping. Neil Armstrong's signature has risen by 24.3% per annum - see this example for sale.

Of course, there are many other potentially lucrative areas of collectibles open to you without breaking the bank - we'd love to discuss them with you.

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Until next week


Paul Fraser

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