Watercolours offer a glimpse of the world before film, says Chris Carter.
The index which tracks Britain’s 30 rarest stamps has made impressive returns over the last 40 years. And you can make a play on this expanding sector with this stamp-selling stock, says Paul Hill.
Stock market volatility sends people searching for safe havens for their money. And precious metals are popular investments, but with the meteoric rise in the price of silver, Bengt Saelesminde suggests how you can turn forgotten antiques into shining profits.
As prices for works of art soar, more and more people are trying to plug art investment funds. Last September there were only 12 active art funds across the globe. Now there are 41 in development. But should you buy in?
China is now the main driver of growth in many sectors of the global economy, including the art market. Demand has driven auction prices ever higher. But now one indicator is warning of a slump ahead. John Stepek investigates.
This year, the Liv-ex wine index is up 35%. Some top quality wines have outperformed even gold. And there’s no reason why you can’t ride this trend too, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he explains how.
Alternative investments – anything from art to fine wine and vintage cars – can be both great fun and an enormous step towards diversifying your wealth and risk, says Bengt Saelensminde.
A deal between Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Art Foundation and the heir of a Jewish banker has put the issue of art stolen in the Nazi period back in the spotlight. Simon Wilson reports on why this case is so special, and what it means for the art markets.
The Liv-ex 100 Fine Wine Index is up 9.5% over 12 months. So should you be piling into the fine wine market? Jody Clarke finds out.
Gold is frequently cited as investors’ favourite safe haven. But what about art?
The contemporary art boom has proved itself to be just another bubble. And not before time, says Merryn Somerset Webb – art has everything you don’t want in an investment.