Collectables and alternative investments

A perplexing year in art

Last year was a year of uncertainty for the art market, says Chris Carter. Expect more of the same in 2017.

Mid-century modern: furniture that stays in fashion

Fashions come and go, says Chris Carter. But when it comes to furniture, mid-century modern has staying power.

Collectibles: the classic-car boom

Chris Carter takes a look at what’s driving the growth market in classic cars, why Brexit is bad for the art market and how to make a mint from Star Wars.

Never mind the profits

Chris Carter looks at how punk has been welcomed into the mainstream, and what that means for collectors.

Trust the skill of the Cubans

Ageing is the hottest thing to hit the cigar market. Chris Carter looks at how investors are cashing in.

A £200m crime ring headed by the Moriarty of Old Masters

Art collectors stand to lose up to £200m if a string of masterpieces turn out to be fakes, says Chris Carter.

A freeze in the art market

Galleries and auction houses have fought themselves to a standstill, says Chris Carter. But there is a third option for investors in art.

Three types of wine fraud

When rare wine sells for thousands of pounds a bottle, it’s not just the connoisseurs that take note, says Chris Carter.

How to spot the next big thing in art

If you’ve ever considered investing in art, now’s a great time to start. New Blood Art’s Sarah Ryan explains what you need to know.

How to invest in fine whisky

If you’re a whisky enthusiast, you can now invest in your favourite tipple through a new online platform. Matthew Partridge reports.

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