Collectibles outperform stock market

By Staff | August 19, 2013 | Last updated on August 19, 2013
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Turns out, owning high-end collectibles can lead to high returns.

The Economist Valuables Index has gained 211% in nominal terms since 2003, while the MSCI World only increased by 147%, including dividends, over the same period.

The index includes classic cars, vintage wine, fine art, rare stamps, precious coins, classic guitars and violins. For more on all these investments and others, read:

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