Is Art a Good Investment? 3 Strategies That Super Rich Collectors Swear By

Invest in art for the long term

Tom Hill, the billionaire vice chairman of Blackstone Group, recommends choosing artists and works that hold an artistic appeal for you. Instead of worrying about how the investment will perform in the short run, focus on the intrinsic value of a great piece of work. If you chase what is really good, you will likely have to pay more than what it seems worth at the moment. But that is the kind of investment, which will multiply in the long run. Ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNIs) are expected to increase their portfolio allocations to passion assets such as art over the next decade, according to the 2017 art and finance report by Deloitte. True collectors do not buy with their ears (based on hearsay and speculation), but buy with their eyes. Their collections eventually have a far better chance of delivering extraordinary returns.

Small-cap winners galore

The big stock market winners share one common attribute: Near the beginning of the ascent of their shares, the companies offer revolutionary products or services, are market leaders in their respective industries, or both. Some big stock market winners that possessed the attributes outlined above are Netflix (NFLX), which we recommended to investors in October 2002; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), which we bought and recommended in July 2004; Baidu.com (BIDU), which we bought and recommended in August 2006; and MercadoLibre (MELI), which we recommended to investors in October 2010. Get up-to-date small-cap stock picks from David Frazier, editor of Small-Cap Profit Confidential.
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Smarter cryptocurrency investments

The 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.
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