Safe haven investments: What’s the solution to plummeting gold?
With gold down 6.46% in 30 days, which safe haven investments live up to their name?
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Thursday 22 December 2011
Gold has traditionally been a safe haven for investors in times of financial woe.
And it has been a good friend to many during the economic slump, displaying a superb 16.24% rise in value during the past 12 months.
But the past 30 days has seen a 6.46% slide, giving many investors cause for concern.
And while it's too early to decide whether the past four weeks have simply been a small correction, or a sign of things to come, it is a timely reminder of the need for a diverse portfolio to spread the risk.
Rare stamps are among the strongest safe haven investments around.
The rarest specimens have shown year-on-year value increases for decades, thanks in large part to the strong demographics driving the sector.
Take the 1910 2d Tyrian Plum.
In 2007 a mounted mint example was valued at £65,000 ($102,230), according to the GB30 Rarities Stamp Index. In 2011 the index now lists the stamp at £100,000 ($157,290).
That's an 8.99% pa rise in five years.
Just 12 are known to exist today, making them one of the world's greatest rarities.
They seldom appear on the market.
On December 6 this year one of the 12 sold for £102,000 ($159,500) at auction in London.
We have a single example available to you today for £85,000 (approx. $133,700), 15% below the index valuation. As far as we are aware this is the only Tyrian Plum available for sale in the world today.
It is accompanied by a 1961 British Philatelic Association Certificate of Authenticity stating that the stamp is genuine.
As with all our stock items, you will also receive our personal lifetime guarantee of authenticity.
For more information, or to purchase, get in touch today:
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