Collectables and alternative investments

Banksy’s latest prank

An old Banksy painting has been re-daubed and is up for auction. Chris Carter reports

Can you buy performance art?

You might have thought performance art was a fleeting experience that could not be bought. Turns out that’s not true. Chris Carter looks at what you can get for your cash.

Classic car auction of a Porsche Type 64 ends in farce

Chris Carter looks at what the botched sale of a 1939 Porsche Type 64 tells us about the classic car business.

P2P lending hits a speed bump

The P2P lending sector is slowing, but it remains appealing in an era of zero interest rates, says David Stevenson.

Why you should invest in female artists

Art made by women is where the value is, and prices are starting to rise, says Chris Carter.

Investing in wine: the end of the Burgundy bubble

Tastes – and prices – are starting to change in the wine market as Burgundy goes out of fashion. 

The demise of Lendy, and why P2P can’t reinvent the basics of finance

If you are offered a temptingly high return on anything, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it is because it is illiquid and risky. That’s something that investors in peer-to-peer platform Lendy should have realised.

Ancient art sparks controversy

Who has the right to own art treasures that were originally pillaged? Chris Carter reports.

Marceau Rivière and Desmond Morris: two ace art collectors sell up

Some intriguing art is appearing on the market for the first time, says Chris Carter.

After Sotheby's is sold for $3.7bn, investors should bid on these other art market disruptors

Venerable auction house Sotheby’s has been snapped up for $3.7bn, says Chris Carter. But there’s plenty of action for investors at the other end of the art market too.

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