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Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Gaining access to the treasure and collectibles market is easier now than ever. Rather than investing in collectibles like art, many are investing in their passions, like automobiles, wine and even furniture. Research by Barclays and Ledbury Research takes a deeper look into these "treasure trends."

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Precious jewelry ranked in the top three popular treasures. The graphic above indicates the percentage of wealth held in treasures and the top three most popular treasure types.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Precious jewelry ranked in the top three popular treasures. The graphic above indicates the percentage of wealth held in treasures and the top three most popular treasure types.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

"Enjoyment" ranked as a top motivator in 15 out of the 17 countries in the study.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

"Enjoyment" ranked as a top motivator in 15 out of the 17 countries in the study.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Respondents over the age of 55 were found to hold different types of treasures than respondents under the age of 45.
Results found that those under the age of 45 tend to hold more in coin collections, wine, precious jewelry, classic automobiles and precious metals than respondents 55-years-old and older.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

Senior money managers of large companies have the highest propensity to own treasure, 14%, while entrepreneurs, professional financial workers and senior managers of small-to-medium-sized enterprises come in second with 11%.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

India had the highest percentage, 67%, of assets respondents want to protect so their children and grandchildren can enjoy them. The U.S. fell in the middle with only 35% of assets, with Japan finishing out the list with 21% of assets.

Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure? Investing in Treasures: Profit or Pleasure?

The percentage of people who own collectibles and treasures purely as investment assets differs between collectibles. Fifty-eight percent of respondents own precious metal assets as purely investments, however only 20% own precious jewelry for investment purposes.
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Gaining access to the treasure and collectibles market is easier now than ever. Rather than investing in collectibles like art, many are investing in their passions, like automobiles, wine and even furniture. Research by Barclays and Ledbury Research takes a deeper look into these "treasure trends."


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10 Gigantic Mistakes That Can Cripple Your Clients’ ETF Portfolios

10 Undervalued, Dividend-Paying Stocks

10 Dividend-Paying Stocks Your Clients Will Want

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