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The Wall Street Journal published an article on the 31st December stating that investors in luxury assets such as fine wine had been the market winners in 2018, seeing these investments outperform stocks and bonds. Liv-ex Director, Anthony Maxwell, commented to the author, Avantika Chilkoti, that there is an increasing demand for tangible assets as people look […]
Whilst trying not to sound like a broken record, the facts are that market conditions continue to be extremely challenging for investors. Hints of a Chinese manufacturing recession and Brexit has investors looking for ‘Safe Havens’ and 2018 ended up being the worst year for global stock markets since the financial crisis a decade ago. […]
Liv-ex’s end of year analysis reviews the performance of the exchange’s key bench-marks against international financial markets since 2003 and comes out on top. The key Liv-ex 100 and Liv-ex 1000 benchmarks have risen by 213.9% and 258.2% respectively compared to US equities weighing in at 143.9% over the same period, UK stocks a considerably […]
The annual ranking of the top 100 fine wine brands in 2018 has been published by Liv-ex in its annual Power 100 Report. Liv-ex compiles the grading from a list of all the wines traded on the exchange during the 12-month period from the 1stSeptember 2017 to 31stAugust 2018 and then groups them by brand. […]
We live in unpredictable times for sure and the markets are responding with blue-chip equities taking the punches. Currency markets are also feeling the stress with Sterling bumping around in a nerve-jangling way! Of course, for the lucky few, there is money to be made in volatility but there are also losses and a stable […]
The financial markets have been a little calmer in November, compared to a very volatile October which saw an 8 per cent dive in the value of global equities, a loss of US$4.5 trillion off the MSCI World Index. November may have seemed calmer but there was still volatility in some sectors with the backdrop […]
We talk a lot about diversification when portfolio planning, whether that’s including alternative assets such as fine wine in an overall investment strategy or – when the focus is narrowed down to a fine wine portfolio – how we enhance performance and spread risk by diversifying by region and vintage. In a recent Vin-X blog, […]
Rare fine wine and whisky prices are breaking more records in Q4 2018. Newsfeeds about record-breaking sales of rare fine wine and Scotch whisky for six and seven figures are almost starting to feel routine and trade press have commented again on two such events at the end of November 2018. Sotheby’s has just published the […]
We have previously reported on the benefits of including ‘Off-Vintage’ wines in fine wine investment portfolios as they offer value and strong returns. Information just published by Liv-ex analysts endorses this view with top performing wines that have been acquired for modest sums seeing growth up to 170%. Liv-ex has looked at the Bordeaux wines […]
Every Autumn the most famous wine auction in the world is hosted by the Hospices de Beaune raising €millions in support of important causes from international buyers. This year’s auction took place over the 18th– 20th November and the funds raised have been published at €14.2million (£12.6million), beating 2017’s record-breaking total €13.5million. The Hospices de Beaune […]