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

Overview

How to invest money in secure, high-return assets
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, ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $38.49   
  • New (4) from $38.49   
  • Used (2) from $61.07   
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

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$5.49
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$6.28 List Price

Overview

How to invest money in secure, high-return assets
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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906659219
  • Publisher: Harriman House Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/30/2010
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 1,205,850
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Temple trained as an economist and statistician. He has been working in and writing about financial markets for almost 40 years. After an 18-year career in fund management and investment banking, he became a full-time writer in 1988.
His articles appear in the Financial Times, Investors Chronicle and a range of other publications and websites. He has written more than a dozen books about investing, mainly aimed at private investors.
He and his wife live in the English Lake District.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Acknowledgements ix

Alternative Investments and 'Portable Wealth' xi

Why Look at Alternatives? xii

What Alternatives? xxii

1 Art 1

Basics 1

Collecting Areas 7

Condition 18

Security Measures 19

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 20

Returns 22

How to Invest 25

Where to Go for More Information 27

2 Banknotes 41

Basics 42

Collecting Themes 46

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 48

Returns 51

How to Invest 52

Where to Go for More Information 53

3 Books 59

Basics 60

Collectable Genres 62

Identifying a Rare Book 66

Condition 69

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 71

Returns 75

How to Invest 78

Where to Go for More Information 79

4 Coins 89

Basics 91

Condition 94

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 97

Returns 100

How to Invest 102

Where to Go for More Information 104

5 Diamonds 115

Basics 117

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 126

Returns 128

How to Invest 130

Where to Go for More Information 132

6 Forestry 137

Basics 138

UK Tax Benefits From Forestry 140

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 143

Returns 148

How to Invest 150

Where to Go for More Information 153

7 Gold 163

Basics 165

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 169

Returns 172

How to Invest 174

Other Precious Metals 185

Where to Go for More Information 186

8 Stamps 193

Basics 195

Condition 199

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 203

Stamp Prices 206

Returns 208

How to Invest 212

Whore to Go for More Information 215

9 Wine 227

Basics 228

The Right Alternative Asset for You? 234

Prices and Returns 238

How to Invest 245

Where to Go for More Information 247

10 Auctions and Dealers 255

Auctions Versus Dealers 256

The Essence of Auctions 259

How Auctions Work 260

Online Auctions 267

Dealing with the Dealers 269

Other Sources of Investment-grade Material 271

Appendix - Resources 273

Art 274

Banknotes 276

Books 277

Coins 279

Diamonds 281

Forestry 282

Gold 284

Stamps 285

Wine 287

Auctions 289

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)