The web-based art market powers ahead 07/09/2016 An estimated 24 percent rise was seen in online art sales in 2015, totalling $3.27 billion, despite a decrease on global art auction sales overall last year meaning web-based dealings threaten the existing auction-based art business model.
Investors reach for the bottle post-Brexit 19/08/2016 Appetite for fine wines is set to grow over the next year as investors search for safe havens in the post-Brexit landscape. Thatís the view of Tom Gearing, managing director of specialist wine investment firm Cult Wines, who saw a 106 percent hike in sales in the week following Britainís decision in June to leave the EU.
Fine wine records strongest increase in five years 20/05/2016 It may be time to return that 1990 bottle of Bordeaux to the cellar as the fine wine market is continuing to show signs of recovery, according to new research from The Wine Investment Fund.
Scotch Whisky: just a dram or a profitable 'passion investment'? 04/03/2016 In a new series looking at passion investments thewealthnet examines the many ways investments can be made in the interests and passtimes of the wealthy. For some it is simply a pleasant diversion, for others a more serious diversifier, but how profitable is it and what are the best ways to approach a given field. In this installment reporter Karen Gilchrist looks at the merits - or otherwise - of Scotch