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[19Nov09] A SQUARE: Vintage Cars
    Developments on the market for rare automobiles, featuring Dietrich Hatlapa, Founder, Historical Automobile Group

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[05Apr13] Fine wine, classic cars and musical instruments
    Collectibles markets expected to grow in 2013

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[01Mar13] The fine art market
    Trends and outlook: Fine art investments

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[30Jul12] Fine wine performance
    Empirical research on the performance of fine wine - Evidence from the Swiss market

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[27Mar12] Diamond investment special part I
    The global market for investment grade diamonds

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[30Dec11] Art & wine performance in 2011
    An analysis of collectibles indexes

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[01Jul11] Growing wealth boosted demand for passion investments in 2010
    Demand driven by emerging economy HNWIs

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Collectibles: Rare Coins

[28Aug08] A rare, global coins company
    Investments may take the form of the purchase of individual coins or the purchase of portfolios of coins

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Collectibles: Rare US Coins

[03Apr07] Gary Knaus Q & A
    Reveals why coins are well suited for not just collectors…but investors!

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Collectibles: Stamps

[21Aug07] Expertise on investing in stamps and autographs
    The rare stamp and autograph markets have an enviable price history, this sets them aside from other alternative investments. There is full data available, year by year, on every stamp ever printed. This amounts to over 4 mn stamps worldwide.

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[16May07] Expertise on investing in rare stamps
    Rare stamps are among the most portable of tangible investments, and are easy to store. They offer an attractive alternative to art, other collectible investments, and precious metals.

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Collectibles: Vintage Cars

[26Feb09] Should this car sell at auction, it is expected to set a new world record for a vintage motor car
    "...it is expected to fetch in excess of USD13 million"

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[19Dec08] Why the rarest of cars will continue to attract the interest
    Collector cars are not like commodities as each one has a definitive value, rarity and condition and therefore difficult to average or generalise values

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[22May08] The Ferrari market continues to be bullish
    A new world record was set, for the most expensive motor car ever to be sold in auction history

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[12Mar08] 10 insider tips for classic car investing
    Do investments in vintage cars follow the same direction as financial markets?

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[13Jun07] Ferrari Leggenda e Passione Sale
    "The sky is the limit!"... find out the secrets of valuation from auction guru Rob Myers vintange cars.

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[13Mar07] Rob Myers Q & A
    Shares his insights on investing in vintage cars…

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Collectibles: Violins

[23Jan07] Florian Leonard Fine Violins
    

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[12Mar09] A fund that invests in stringed instruments
    The history of appreciation of rare stringed instruments suggests the best returns occur over longer periods of time

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[13Dec07] Investing in violins
    Historically has shown a low correlation to other financial assets (stocks, bonds), low volatility -Risk are relatively low and easy to hedge

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[29Aug07] Fine Violins - I
    Investing in stringed instruments has the potential to deliver uncorrelated to the financial market returns, that are stable (8-12%p.a.) with low volatility

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Commodity

[28Jan11] A SQUARE 28 Jan 2011
    Agriculture commodities

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[17Sep10] A SQUARE 17 Sep 2010
    Investing in commodities

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[22Mar10] The base & precious metals market in 2010
    

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[31Oct12] Investing in gold
    Research on the safe haven properties of gold and a fund launch

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[05Mar12] Empirical performance of gold
    The hedging and safe haven properties of gold

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[10Oct11] Alternative gold assets
    The diversification, hedging and safe haven properties of alternative gold assets

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[18Jun09] Fund invests across the entire commodity spectrum via futures, options, physical trading
    Directional trades, calendar spreads relative value YTD performance (as of 31, May09): +13.76%

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[28May09] Tactical and strategic insights on managing a commodity fund
    Whilst the amount of economic stimulus is unprecedented, the activity in physical commodity, such as copper, has begun to slow in relation to the first four months of 2009.

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[22May09] Tactical and strategic insights on managing a commodity fund
    Whilst the amount of economic stimulus is unprecedented, the activity in physical commodity, such as copper, has begun to slow in relation to the first four months of 2009.

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