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How to recession-proof your portfolio: restructure your investments in these uncertain times

May 18, 2020 11:59:57 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Investing 2020


A recession like no other, needs a playbook like no other.

What should you do to get your investment portfolio in ship shape for the volatile times ahead? 

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Fine Wine - Preserving Wealth in Uncertain Times

Apr 7, 2020 12:42:14 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing, Investing 2020



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Sotheby’s Wine generated record $118M at auction last year

Mar 10, 2020 12:42:10 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing, Investing 2020


Wine and spirits auction sales exceeded $118 million at Sotheby’s Wines, up 20 percent over the last year and a record high, revealing a healthy appetite among investors.

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Can investing in Fine Wine see us through market uncertainty?

Mar 9, 2020 5:42:21 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing, Investing 2020


In times of uncertainty and distressed markets, diversifying your investment portfolio reduces your risk - allocating investments among various financial instruments, industries, and other categories means you're not over exposed to any one asset. 

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Re-enter the Dragon: Ding Hong Returns with the Most Successful Wine Fund Ever!

Mar 8, 2020 9:59:06 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Investing 2020


For those who don’t know, Ding Hong was the most successful wine fund ever, and a 2nd phase has just been confirmed.  The best performing wine fund  has been dormant for 9 years,  but its now making an  exciting come back!

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What does a fine wine taste like after 150 years?

Mar 4, 2020 12:18:09 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Company News


And what about a sherry that pre-dates the French Revolution? Specialist Noah May reports from a Christie’s Wine Department dinner in London at which leading collectors sampled wines spanning three centuries

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The Bordeaux Big 8

Feb 25, 2020 9:03:52 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing


To understand which wines have historically produced consistent and competitive growth you need look no further than the Bordeaux Big 8.
These eight finest Chateaux in Bordeaux are emblems of exceptional quality wine making and their wines tend to command the highest prices on the global wine market. They 'slow release' their vintages to manipulate supply and then drive demand. The Plateau of maturity is usually 8-30 years however spectacular vintages can be drunk 60/70 years old.
One of the best pieces of advice you can stick to as a wine investor is to buy the best that you can afford and they don't come any better than the Bordeaux Big 8. So let's take a look at them!


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Understanding the Driving Forces of the Fine Wine Market

Feb 25, 2020 8:56:44 AM / by Charles Agutter


Throughout this post we're going to take a look at some of the key factors that drive the fine wine market. Hopefully this will help you to understand why some wines are a good investment and some wines are not.
It's worth mentioning that while the following fundamentals of the fine wine market are crucial pillars in any fine wine investment strategy, past performance can never determine future success and the wine market, like most other markets, can be unpredictable at times.
Right, let's get into it!


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An Introduction to EHD London No.1 Bond

Feb 25, 2020 8:53:39 AM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing



When you've invested thousands of pounds in a case of wine that you're hoping will appreciate in value, it's of paramount importance that your wine is kept in optimum storage conditions. We choose to store all of our wine at EHD London No.1 Bond.

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5 Fine Wines that beat the FTSE & Wines that Will in 2020 beyond

Feb 9, 2020 1:59:38 PM / by Charles Agutter posted in Fine Wine Investing, Investing 2020


Some of the most lucrative investments increase their value with age, and vintage fine wine is no exception to the rule.

A survey by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management as detailed in the Telegraph article  5 Fine Wines that beat the FTSE'

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So, What Will The Wine Market Look Like in 2020?

According to the history books, fine wine is one of the most best performing assets of the last decade. However that doesn’t mean that the market never changes. Consumption and demand varies from country to country and emerging trends can often drive up the price of certain wines.


Fine Wine Investment: 4 Fundamental Rules to Success


 There are only four fundamental ways to invest successfully in wine.

Investor behavior is determined not just by rational risk-return considerations, but also by hidden psychological biases that influence individuals to make less than optimal decisions.


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This behavior poses a conundrum, or seems irrational – and that’s because it is.

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