Investors Put Money Into More Tangible Assets: Art. Wine. Winnie-the-pooh?

How is your portfolio doing since the 2008 financial crisis? If you’re like most Americans, it’s probably healed some. After all, stocks are up about 13 percent since October 2008. Bonds are up about 30 percent. ¶ “Winnie-the-Pooh” is doing a bit better. A 1926 first-edition copy of the fabled children’s classic can fetch nearly four times what it did in 2008 — a return of almost 300 percent.

Sections:  news   business   living   
RELATED ARTICLES
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • LinkedIn Shares Slide After Disappointing Outlook
    LinkedIn's surging share price cooled Friday as the social network projected slower revenue growth next quarter following a decision to lower the number of display ads that the website shows. More
  • Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbsStocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs
    A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600 for the first time. More
  • Empire State Building IPO clears NY legal hurdle
    A legal challenge to an ambitious plan to let the public buy shares in one of New York City's most famous landmarks — the Empire State Building — was cast aside on Tuesday in a ruling by a Manhattan judge. More
  • Google searches predict market movesGoogle searches predict market moves
    As the search volume on generic terms such as "debt", "portfolio" and "stocks" fell, the Dow Jones average tended to go up - and vice versa. An investment strategy based on these search volume data between 2004 and 2011 would have made a profit of 326%. More
BING NEWS:
  • Classic cars
    Tangible assets like art, wine, stamps, coins and antiques have always ... California, and with a minimum investment of $10,000 (£6,196.31) hopes to put together a $120m pot. "The response so far has been really wonderful," says Mr Charles.
    01/3/2013 - 9:11 pm | View Link
  • Investors put money into more tangible assets: Art. Wine. Winnie-the-Pooh?
    In the weak economy, many are redirecting their investments to gold, wine and children’s books. (ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS) By Cezary Podkul July 11, 2012 How is your portfolio doing since the 2008 financial crisis? If you’re like most Americans, it’s ...
    07/11/2012 - 3:30 am | View Link
  • Vintage strategy tempts jaded investors
    There is a risk of true financial disaster, while the aggressively easy monetary policy of the Federal Reserve prompts fears of runaway inflation Put like this, logic leads inexorably to hard assets – something tangible ... silver, wine, art and gold ...
    06/8/2012 - 7:25 pm | View Link
  • Gold Bulls Driven By Emotions
    Looking for a tangible ... money are the same thing.” And while the financial viability of not only businesses, but entire nations, is being called into question, the human brain tells us that gold is one of the last bastions of defense for our assets.
    01/4/2012 - 12:26 am | View Link
  • Investors: Don't panic but hang in there
    Some are grasping for gold as a tangible nugget of safety ... If you're in your 20s, 30, 40s or even 50s, you're not using this money immediately. It's not to buy a car next year, or to put on a new roof. It's to help augment your retirement at 65.
    10/1/2011 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • What Are The Safest Tangible Investments? | eHow
    Tangible investing means putting your money into assets that have a physical form, as opposed to paper assets like stocks and bonds. Typically, investors ...
    11/23/2014 - 10:56 am | View Website
  • Investor Center
    by Rick Aristotle Munarriz Nov 21st 2014 9:43AM. The Habit Burger Grill's parent soars in its IPO. GameStop has a bad quarter and warns that the next one won't be ...
    11/23/2014 - 6:09 am | View Website
  • Types of Assets to Invest in
    Types of Assets to Invest in. There is a large variety of asset classes available to individual investors today. Each different type of asset has its own risk and ...
    11/23/2014 - 4:58 am | View Website
  • Returns from alternative asset classes
    P eople are attracted to so-called alternative assets for various different reasons. For some, tangible and desirable objects like stamps, paintings, and classic ...
    11/23/2014 - 2:13 am | View Website
  • Amazon.com: Books
    We asked 43 celebrity authors, from Anne Rice to Tory Burch, what books they loved this year. See their favorites here and read why they loved them on the Amazon ...
    11/23/2014 - 1:23 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More News