Profits at mobile phone manufacturer HTC fell by 26% in the fourth quarter of 2011, from a year previously.
Shares in the Taiwanese smartphone company are down 43.8% on a year ago, leaving many investors counting the cost.
It's a timely reminder of the importance of diversification, and at Paul Fraser Collectibles we're seeing increasing numbers of seasoned investors considering the exciting and potentially profitable alternative investments sector for the first time.
Music memorabilia is booming at the moment, and Beatles autographs are among the most desirable pieces around.
(Click here to learn more about the buoyant music memorabilia market)
In 2006, a rare copy of the US issue Meet the Beatles LP, signed by all four members of the band, sold for $115,000 at auction.
The value of signed photos containing all four Beatles signatures has soared from £5,500 ($8,475) in 2000 to £24,000 ($36,980) today, a rise of 14.33% pa, according to the PFC40 Autograph Index.
If you feel you would like to invest in Beatles autographs, take a look at this item.
It is a 3.5" x 5.5" postcard photograph of the Beatles issued by Parlophone Records, featuring the autographs of John, Paul, George and Ringo on the reverse.
It is priced at £9,950 (approx. $15,330), which some may consider to be undervalued.
As with all our stock items, you will also receive:
· A certificate of authenticity with lifetime moneyback guarantee
· Free insured delivery
· Free storage (if required)
To purchase the item or to discuss other alternative investments, contact us at:
+44 (0) 117 933 9503
Or click here to register your interest in alternative investments.
"Wealthy investors want an alternative to stocks".
Paul Fraser, the founder of Paul Fraser Collectibles, talks to Reuters