Alternative investments

Raising a glass to an investment in wine
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Raising a glass to an investment in wine

SPONSORED CONTENT – How to fit wine into your portfolio
25 Nov 2021
How to jump-start your car collection
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How to jump-start your car collection

SPONSORED CONTENT – Get behind the wheel of an alternative investment
19 Nov 2021
A blow-out month for watches
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A blow-out month for watches

A changing market for watch collectors is putting new brands in the spotlight. Chris Carter reports
19 Nov 2021
A guide for first-time antique furniture collectors
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A guide for first-time antique furniture collectors

SPONSORED CONTENT – Investments that stand the test of time
5 Nov 2021
How to build an investor’s wine cellar
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How to build an investor’s wine cellar

Key considerations when collecting wine as an investment and a luxurious indulgence
22 Oct 2021
Collectables: a busy month for watch lovers
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Collectables: a busy month for watch lovers

A number of rare and valuable timepieces are up for grabs this November. Chris Carter reports
22 Oct 2021
What makes a book collectible?
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What makes a book collectible?

How to start building your rare book collection
8 Oct 2021
A vintage year for wine lovers
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A vintage year for wine lovers

Collectors and tipplers are having a great time of it. Chris Carter reports
8 Oct 2021
Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp
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Fractional ownership: buy a share of an $8.6m postage stamp

Stanley Gibbons hopes to find a host of buyers for its most prestigious acquisition – an $8.6m British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta stamp – throug…
10 Sep 2021
Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?
Bitcoin & crypto

Boom, bust - what's next for bitcoin?

The price of bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster journey since the start of the year. Dominic Frisby explains where we are in the cycle now.
25 Aug 2021
What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money
Bitcoin & crypto

What PayPal’s foray into cryptocurrencies means for your money

PayPal on Monday announced it is tapping into the UK market by allowing its UK users to buy, hold, and sell virtual currencies. Saloni Sardana assesse…
24 Aug 2021
Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m
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Art auctions bounce back as rare Leonardo da Vinci sketch sells for £8.9m

A rare Leonardo da Vinci drawing shows up at auction – and goes under the hammer for £8.9m. Chris Carter reports
16 Jul 2021
Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia
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Fans open their wallets for tennis memorabilia

Roger Federer’s old clobber could be yours, along with a host of other tennis memorabilia. Chris Carter reports.
2 Jul 2021
Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership
Art

Grab a piece of art – or music – with fractional ownership

Fractional ownership allows you to buy shares in assets such as stamps, paintings and music royalties, says David Stevenson.
21 Jun 2021
The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins
Bitcoin & crypto

The biggest threat to crypto comes from stablecoins

Governments are increasingly getting worried about "stablecoins", cryptocurrencies which have a more "stable value". John Stepek explains what stablec…
3 Jun 2021
Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?
Bitcoin & crypto

Dogecoin has shot up in value again today – what’s going on this time?

Dogecoin has risen again but not solely because of Elon Musk. The joke cryptocurrency was added to Coinbase Pro. Saloni Sardana explains what's going …
2 Jun 2021
Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?
Bitcoin & crypto

Where is bitcoin headed to next? $100,000 – or $12,000?

The bitcoin price has stabilised after the recent crash. But if the environmental question isn’t tackled, further falls are likely, says Dominic Frisb…
26 May 2021
The high-end art market is still on fire
Art

The high-end art market is still on fire

The art-market billionaires are coming out of lockdown. Chris Carter reports
21 May 2021
Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge
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Forget bitcoins, turn to real coins as an inflation hedge

As the recent bout of craziness in the cryptocurrency markets shows, bitcoin isn’t much of a hedge against anything. So as the price of all physical t…
17 May 2021
Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure
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Xpedition Oak: a spirit with a sense of adventure

Talisker is set to release its 43-year-old Xpedition Oak single malt – a whisky with notes of the Caribbean, says Chris Carter.
27 Apr 2021
Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market
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Chinese history as told via Asia’s booming auction market

Three Chinese imperial seals sold at auction tell a story about the present and past worlds, says Chris Carter.
26 Apr 2021
Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything
Bitcoin

Yes, NFTs are a bubble. But like many bubbles of the past, they will change everything

You may think that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are just another bubble in a world full of bubbles. Well, they are. But that’s actually no bad thing, sa…
13 Apr 2021
Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return
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Diamonds regain their sparkle as buyers return

The gem market has been stricken by Covid-19. It will recover, says Chris Carter
9 Apr 2021
Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?
Art

Digital art: a new chapter in art history or just a fad?

How will history judge Beeple and the new digital way of making art?
26 Mar 2021