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Chris Carter

Chris Carter is the wealth editor at MoneyWeek. He graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2005 before gaining an MA in English from the University of York, where he specialised in Renaissance literature. Chris joined MoneyWeek in 2011.

 

He writes on entrepreneurs, travel, collecting, auctions and alternative investments.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @Kit_Carter

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Alternative investments

How coronavirus is affecting the art market

The extraordinary boom in art fairs has suddenly fizzled out.
3 Apr 2020
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McLaren Elva: track-day missile

An awe-inspiring sports car that delivers thrills and keep the gnats out of your eyes too.
3 Apr 2020
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The messages written in coins

Centuries ago, coins were used to convey messages across borders, says Chris Carter. And as an exhibition in Abu Dhabi shows, they still speak to us c…
2 Apr 2020
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Revive your weary spirits in a spa

When the current crisis has passed, we’ll need to take the waters. Chris Carter recommends a spa in Bath.
27 Mar 2020
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Forget stocks – handbags have outperformed them all

A surprising collectable has been trouncing other asset classes. Chris Carter reports
20 Mar 2020
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Koeningsegg's family motor that goes 250mph

Koenigsegg’s latest creation is “mind-blowingly nuts”. Chris Carter reports
17 Mar 2020
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Two new additions to billionaire’s row

Aston Martin and Bentley have launched exclusive models for a handful of lucky owners.
13 Mar 2020
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Travel and holidays

Four overlooked Aegean island gems

Santorini is spectacular but overrun. There are quieter islands that are just as beautiful, says Chris Carter.
6 Mar 2020
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Three eco-friendly adventure holidays

From climbing a volcano in the Azores to exploring the wilderness in Argentina.
28 Feb 2020
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Nintendo Playstation: geek dreams are made of this

The only Nintendo PlayStation ever made is up for grabs.
21 Feb 2020
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Lamborghini SVJ Roadster: enjoy this it while you still can

Take this old-school supercar on a V12-powered adventure. It may be your last chance.
21 Feb 2020
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Travel and holidays

The Royal Palm in Mauritius: the pleasures of arriving after dark

A dramatic morning surprise and a rum tasting at the Beachcomber Royal Palm in Mauritius puts Chris Carter in a good mood.
14 Feb 2020
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The best kit for ski enthusiasts

Hitting the slopes for some downhill action this season? Then invest in some high-end clobber to make the experience even more enjoyable
10 Feb 2020
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Keynes – the economist with an eye for an art bargain

The economist John Maynard Keynes was an avid art collector – and a savvy one, too
7 Feb 2020
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Travel and holidays

Chill out on holiday at these ice hotels

Ice hotels are some of the coolest places to spend the winter. Chris Carter looks at three of the best.
7 Feb 2020
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Blow the competition away on track day with the TDF-1

The TDF-1 delivers close to Formula One performance, but without the mechanical hassles. Chris Carter reports
31 Jan 2020
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The $68 trillion inheritance

A very valuable torch is being passed to a new generation, says Chris Carter
24 Jan 2020
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Cars

Porsche comes to its senses

The sports-car maker has brought back its six-cylinder engines. That’s good news.
24 Jan 2020
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Aston Martin's luxury chopper for Bond villains

If you’ve a few million to spare, the man at Aston Martin wants to talk to you about a helicopter
21 Jan 2020
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Travel and holidays

Where to go in 2020

Broaden your horizons in the new year with a visit to these travel destinations.
17 Jan 2020
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Getting lost in the markets of Marrakesh

Marrakesh's La Sultana hotel is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of Morocco, says Chris Carter.
10 Jan 2020
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The art market endures after a jittery 2019

Wealthy Americans stepped up to help calm the art market's jitters in 2019. Chris Carter reports.
10 Jan 2020
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Travel and holidays

Three great Christmas markets in Britain

Get out and enjoy the festive spirit at Christmas markets around the country. Chris Carter picks three of the best.
20 Dec 2019
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Three of the best European Christmas markets

Chris Carter looks at some of the best Christmas markets, including a fantastical fair in Aachen presided over by a gingerbread man.
6 Dec 2019
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The money to be made from classic books

If the idea of surrounding yourself with valuable first editions has a certain romantic appeal, here’s where to start.
28 Nov 2019
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A fantastic decade for whisky

Scotland still holds the record for the most expensive whisky ever sold – but Japan is catching up fast.
26 Nov 2019
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Auctions: what you should know before you go

Auctions showcase items ranging from classic cars and comic books to jewellery and toys. Enjoy yourself – but don’t expect to bag a bargain.
22 Nov 2019
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Ski resorts with more to do than than just skiing

These three great ski resorts have much more to offer than downhill thrills.
22 Nov 2019
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The appeal of vintage timepieces

Collectable watches can sell for millions of pounds. The crucial factor determining the price is the story behind them. They often belonged to someone…
22 Nov 2019
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How to invest in fine wine

Wine can be an appealing investment – just don’t drink it all, says Chris Carter.
21 Nov 2019
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Collectable classic cars, reimagined

Classic cars have been a spectacular investment for the last few decades, but with prices now sky-high, there are signs of a slowdown in the market. Y…
21 Nov 2019
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The value in vintage jewellery

The key to making money from jewellery is to be a dedicated follower of fashion – and to have an eye for a well-cut gemstone.
19 Nov 2019
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Investing in art: where to find the best value in the art market today

It’s been a record-breaking ten years for the art market – even Old Masters of questionable provenance are selling for hundreds of millions. But where…
15 Nov 2019
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The world’s most beautiful book set for $8m sale

John James Audubon's stunning The Birds of America is up for auction. Chris Carter reports.
15 Nov 2019
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Moneymakers: the child prodigy aiming to abolish ageing

Laura Deming dropped out of MIT to set up a biotechnology fund to invest in companies tackling ageing.
13 Nov 2019
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Four quirky eco-resorts

From a surfing hotspot in Portugal to a wildlife retreat in Sydney, Australia, Chris Carter picks four eco-resorts.
8 Nov 2019
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