The volatility of traditional investment classes at the same time as low interest rates is encouraging a rising number of investors to look at the collectibles market to secure and grow their wealth for the difficult years ahead. Rather than telling you why I think collectibles are a shrewd investment at this time, I think it is easier to simply repeat what clients tell us. after all, I am biased as a major investor in the market through both my investment In Stanley Gibbons and my growing collection that I have been building over the past seven years.
Top 10 reasons clients give for investing in collectibles
The attraction of Jersey
Since opening our offices in Jersey last year, the number of clients we have attracted has greatly surpassed our initial expectations.
This can be attributed to a number of factors including:
- The tax advantages from investing in collectibles insofar that returns from the buying and selling of these tangible assets represents a capital gain and therefore exempt from tax
- Access to high quality staff and service providers
- Appropriate premises including secure storage facilities, which, when combined with third party insurance for the underlying assets, provide peace of mind to the astute investor
- A supportive business environment, which has welcomed a brand with a 155 year trading history
Stamps, historical documents, rare signatures and other collectibles are becoming an increasingly popular means of diversifying, protecting and growing wealth. With current economic instability, together with inflationary concerns and low interest rates globally, this demand is expected to continue. On a personal note, the reasons why I continue to build my own investment in collectibles are that I am fascinated by history, I love holding rare and interesting things and my collection is my best performing asset over the past three years.
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