and astute individuals alike, are now beginning to wake up and realise that
buying antiques is not only an enjoyable and fascinating way to invest
surplus capital but also a perfect way to diversify any investment
Unlike traditional forms of capital investment, such as the Stock Market,
ISA's, Bonds, Unit Trusts or Bank/Building Society deposits, buying antiques
and as an investment means you personally own and hold your item, to enjoy
on a daily basis. You also incur no annual management fees nor other hidden
charges sometimes associated with investment products.
Now we are not suggesting for one moment, you run off to liquidate all your
investment holdings and plough the contents into antiques. But it does make
sound sense to consider all potential avenues when it comes to formulating
your own medium to long term investment strategy.
Owning objects of great beauty improves the appearance of your home or
office and collecting inevitably becomes a wonderful and interesting
lifelong passion. They should also be viewed as appreciating assets which
are usually very easy to liquidate when you tire or them or have an urgent
need of cash.
If bought correctly, Antiques can be a less volatile way of investing money
for the future.