INVESTING IN THE ART MARKET

Reasons To Invest In The Art Market

Capital Growth Potential
When isolated, the contemporary art segment of the Mei Moses Art Index reveals that contemporary art has delivered a compounded average annual return of 10.85% per annum between 1966 and 2016.

Investing in a piece of Art means your investment is Fully Asset Backed
When you invest in a piece of Art you become the owner of a tangible asset which, unlike some other investments such as stocks and shares, will always have a residual value.

 

Satisfaction of Ownership
Investing in a piece of art won’t yield an income as it’s a capital growth orientated investment. Instead, your dividend is the satisfaction of owning your piece of art and living with it hanging in your home or even in your office.

 

Diversification
The global art market is by and large completely uncorrelated to the world’s major stock markets. It can therefore be used by investors as an excellent portfolio diversification tool in times of economic uncertainty. Post-Brexit, the UK is facing a period of economic uncertainty. With negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union deadlocked in 2017, UK investors could be in for a rough ride in the next few years.

 

Inflation
Investing in Art can be an excellent hedge against inflation, as shown in the graph below. At the time of writing (October 2017) inflation has just hit a 5 year high of 3%.

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