Do your homework!
Uli Sigg, who owns the world’s largest collection of contemporary Chinese art, has a lot of items that he purchased for less than $10,000 several years ago. Today many of them are valued in the millions. Sigg advises that new collectors should first do their homework thoroughly. Once a work catches their eye, they should acquire as much information as possible about the artist and search for past sales results on the websites of auction houses as well as third party providers such as Artprice and Artnet. Investors should review the artist’s CV. If the artist’s work has featured in leading galleries or is sought after by museums, chances of value appreciation are high.
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Smarter cryptocurrency investmentsThe stock market crash of 2008 was the catalyst for his journey into alternatives. And interestingly, it was the impetus behind the creation of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology behind it. Keene Little wasn’t ready to risk his money yet but he was very curious, so he began charting Bitcoin’s technical patterns. What finally convinced him to dip a toe into digital currencies was seeing that they followed familiar price patterns that could be analyzed and successfully acted on. Now he shares those insights with subscribers to the Crypto Wealth Protocol.