The Handbook of Alternative Assets: Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes, forestry, gold and precious metals, stamps, wine and other alternative assets by Peter Temple

The Handbook of Alternative Assets: Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes…

byPeter Temple

Kobo ebook | April 22, 2016

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Alternative assets offer a proven means of diversifying your financial portfolio away from the volatility of the markets. In the past, investors have looked to property, hedge funds or private equity to accomplish this - but the safety and high returns they sought there have perished in the wake of the 2007-2009 financial crisis. As an antidote to this, experienced investment writer Peter Temple here introduces those tangible, and often portable, assets whose returns are impressive but whose value is not so subject to unsustainable bubbles or precipitous collapse. Including everything from fine wine and rare books to stamps, art and diamonds, these alternative assets can serve as a store of value in the good years as well as in troubled times. Often with restricted supply they offer real security of value. And, though their value is concentrated in capital growth, their liquidity is often impressive; and their aesthetic appeal enduring. A detailed overview of each sector is presented, including: - the size and shape of the market, and its key historical and modern trends - collecting areas and portfolio strategies for investors of all sizes - the degree of volatility or cyclicality in the market, as well as its liquidity - the long-term returns that can reasonably be expected based on the past - whether or not there are tax advantages available - how best to buy and sell, and through whom. The book also provides extensive directory resources for where to go for more information - and where to start investing - with each tangible investment area. This comprehensive and authoritative book shows investors and their advisors how they can use tangible assets as a means of diversifying a portfolio and securing wealth for the long term. It is an essential handbook for anyone interested in making rare, valuable and often beautiful possessions a part of their investment strategy.
Title:The Handbook of Alternative Assets: Making money from art, rare books, coins and banknotes…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 22, 2016Publisher:Harriman HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:085719111X

ISBN - 13:9780857191113

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Table of Contents

About the AuthorAcknowledgementsAlternative Investments and 'Portable Wealth'Why Look at Alternatives?What Alternatives?1. Art- Basics- Collecting Areas- Condition- Security- Measures- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information2. Banknotes- Basics- Collecting Themes- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information3. Books- Basics- Collectable Genres- Identifying a Rare Book- Condition- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information4. Coins- Basics- Condition- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information5. Diamonds- Basics- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information6. Forestry- Basics- UK Tax-benefits From Forestry- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information7. Gold- Basics- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Returns- How to Invest- Other Precious Metals- Where to Go for More Information8. Stamps- Basics- Condition- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Stamp Prices- Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information9. Wine- Basics- The Right Alternative Asset for You?- Prices and Returns- How to Invest- Where to Go for More Information10. Auctions and Dealers- Auctions Versus Dealers- The Essence of Auctions- How Auctions Work- Online Auctions- Dealing with the Dealers- Other Sources of Investment-grade MaterialAppendix - Resources- Art- Banknotes- Books- Coins- Diamonds- Forestry- Gold- Stamps- Wine- Auctions