Saturday October 31, 2020

Time to bag some Swag

Economic uncertainty is driving investors to take a closer look at the well-performing assets of silver, wine, art and gold - or Swag, writes Tina-Mari O'Neill.

29th September, 2012
Gallery technicians at Sotheby's auction house in London adjust The Scream by Edvard Munch last April. In May the painting was sold for nearly $120 million. Photo: Getty

What's an investor to do when the economic effects of the current recession show no signs of abating? When central bank intervention in the form of printing more money threatens an onslaught of inflation? Bonds are overpriced. Equities are volatile. So how can an investor get a return?

The answer - in part - seems to be alternative assets. A growing number of people are beginning to look outside mainstream investments to seek a return...

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